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Magical gem: Heracles throttling lion (A) κκκ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-763
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,80
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,80
References:
Michel, BM, no. 392; Michel, DMG, no. 23.1.a_15
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
12 x 10 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Heracles wrestling lion; animal: lion
Divine Names & Voces:
κκκ


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A: Three-quarter view of nude Heracles, head to right, throttling the Nemean lion. Heracles grasps the animal, which stands on its hindlegs, by the left paw with his right arm.
B: Vertical inscription: κκκ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-763
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-763
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Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/763
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CBd-763. 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/763 on 23-05-2022.

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