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Magical gem: Uterus, vocales, Ouroboros (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-732
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 320, EA 56320
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 320 (EA 56320)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 355; Michel, DMG, no. 54.1.c_8
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 13 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; key (7-bitted); Ouroboros
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; ορωριουθ; vocales, αεηιουω


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A: Ouroboros, with its bearded head to left, encircling a uterus. Below the uterus, a seven-bitted key. Inscription around in the free field, beginning at the top: αεηιουω → The Greek vowel series.
B: Inscription in five lines: ορωριουθ|ητρυκου|ορωριουθ|τρουβα|τα → voces including ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-732
Faraone 2011, 56, pls. 18a-c.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-732

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CBd-732. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/732 on 23-05-2022.

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