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Magical gem: κκκ (A) Heracles throttling lion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-762
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 224, EA 56224
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 224 (EA 56224)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 391; Michel, DMG, no. 23.1.a_8
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
15 x 11 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Heracles wrestling lion; animal: lion; weapon: club
Divine Names & Voces:
κκκ


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A: Horizontal inscription in one line: κκκ.
B: Nude figure of Heracles, in profile to left, throttling the Nemean lion. Heracles grasps the animal, which stands on its hindlegs, by the head with his left arm. His club rests in the free field behind him, on the right.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-762
Faraone 2011, 52, pl. 6a-d.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-762




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CBd-762. 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/762 on 02-10-2022.

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