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Magical gem: Phoenix surrounded by animals (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-772
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 561, EA 55008
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 561 (EA 55008)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 401; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_1
Former Collections:
Hornblower Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
22 x 14 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel). T.p.q.: 121/122 AD (Nagy)
Iconography:
phoenix; gesture, protective; bird: swallows (2); rays (6); nimbus; snakes (2); scorpions (2); scarab; animal: crocodile; globus; Chnoubis-sign

A: Phoenix standing on a globe with nimbus and six rays around the head, to left. Above, a scarab with outstretched wings; below, a crocodile, to right. On the two sides, pairs of animals: swallows facing inwards, scorpions crawling to top and snakes with 'hands' raised protectively. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.) 
B: Inscription in two lines: πεπ|τε → πέπτε. 'Digest!'. Beneath: Chnoubis-sign.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-772
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
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CBd-772. 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/772 on 28-09-2022.

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