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Magical gem: Ares (A) Greek inscription, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-756
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 112, EA 56112
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 112 (EA 56112)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 385; Michel, DMG, no. 5.1_1
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
35 x 25 x 5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ares, Mars ultor-type; clothing: mantle; weapon: armour; weapon: helmet; weapon: shield; weapon: spear; shoes: boots
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἄρης


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A: Frontal view of Ares, head to left, right hand raised and leaning on a spear,

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tip pointing downwards, left hand lowered beside the body and holding a round shield. The figure wears armour, helmet, boots and chlamys. Inscription around the edge, in two lines: αρησετεμεντουηπατοστονπονο → Ἄρης ἔτεμεν τοῦ ἥπατος τὸν πόνο<ν>. ’Ares has cut off the pain of the liver’. In the second line: imitation writing.
B: Five lines of characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-756
Faraone 2009, 261, No. 8.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-756

 

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CBd-756. 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/756 on 02-10-2022.

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