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Magical gem: Ares, Tantalos-historiola (A) womb, voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-755
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,84
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,84
References:
Michel, BM, no. 384; Michel, DMG, no. 28.12.a_5
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
46 x 10.5 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ares, Mars ultor-type; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; weapon: spear; shoes: boots; uterus, in the form of an amphora; clothing: mantle
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; vocales; Ἀδωναΐ?; Τάνταλος


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A: Fragment. In the free field at bottom left, frontal view of Ares, head to left, right hand raised and leaning on a spear, left hand lowered beside the body and originally probably holding a shield (now lost). The figure wears armour, helmet, boots and chlamys. Above the helmet, a geometric construction. To the right of the image, rest of an inscription in nine lines arranged in pterygoma form: τανταλ|ανταλ|νταλδ|ταλδι|αλδι|λδ|[. . .]|[. .]|[.] → Τάνταλε, διψᾷς, αἷμα πίε. ’Tantalos, if you are thirsty, drink blood’.
B: Rest of a geometric construction. On the right, remains of an inscription running around the edge: ωνοειθαδωα. At the bottom: ουω → unidentified voces including variant of Ἀδωναΐ?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-755
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-755
Faraone 2009, 254, No. 5.
Faraone 2012, 39-40, fig. 3.3.

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CBd-755. 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/755 on 30-11-2022.

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