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Magical gem: Heracles throttling lion (A) voces, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-761
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 256, EA 56256
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 256 (EA 56256)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 390; Michel, DMG, no. 23.1. b_4
Former Collections:
Rollin & Feuardent (auction house, 1867–1953)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
23 x 18 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Heracles wrestling lion; weapon: club; animal: lion; base
Divine Names & Voces:
κκκ; κολοκερ κολοφοσειρ and variants; σκυθουορ and variants


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A: Nude figure of Heracles, in profile to right, throttling the Nemean lion, raising the animal in the air with his right hand. In the free field behind Heracles: his club resting on a pedestal. Inscription at top right, above the lion: σκυθουορ.
B: Inscription and characteres in four lines: κολοκερ|κολοπο|σιρκκκ|characteres → voces including variant of κολοκερ κολοφοσειρ, κκκ and characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-761
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-761

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CBd-761. 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/761 on 29-09-2022.

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