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Magical gem: Phoenix surrounded by animals (A) στομάχου (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-773
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,63
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,63
References:
Michel, BM, no. 402; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_2
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
23 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel). T.p.q.: 121/122 AD (Nagy)
Iconography:
bird: swallows (2); animal: crocodile; gesture, protective; nimbus; phoenix; scarab, with outstreched wings; scorpions (2); snakes (2)

A: Phoenix with nimbus and rays around the head, to left, standing on a crocodile, to right. Above, a scarab with outstretched wings. On the two sides, pairs of animals: swallows facing inwards, scorpions crawling to top and snakes with 'hands' raised in protection. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.) In the free field to the left and right of the swallows, short notches.
B: Inscription in four lines: στο|μα|χο|υ → στομάχου. 'For the stomach!'

 

 


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-773
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-773

 

 

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CBd-773. 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/773 on 27-05-2022.

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