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Magical gem: Tantalos-historiola (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-753
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,108
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,108
References:
Michel, BM, no. 382; Michel, DMG, no. 28.12.b_2
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
31 x 13.5 x 3,5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, with indistinct animal head; gesture, arms tied
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; Σαβαώθ, variants; Τάνταλος


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A:  Animal-headed figure in three-quarter view to right, maned head turned back to left. Arms bent in elbow and tied behind the back. Above the head: Y. Rest of an inscription in pterygoma-form:
πιε|πιε|απιε|απιε|απιε||απιε|απιε|πιε|πιε|ιε|ε → διψᾷς Τάνταλε, αἷμα πίε. ’If you are thirsty, Tantalos, drink blood.’
B: Only vertical notches remain of the representation. Inscription around, from top to bottom: [- -]βαωε; from left to right: ιηι → voces including [Σα]βαώ, vocales.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-753
Faraone 2009,  256, No. 8.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-753

 

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CBd-753. 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/753 on 22-05-2022.

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