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Magical gem: Phoenix surrounded by animals (A) στομάχου (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-774
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,64
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,64
References:
Michel, BM, no. 403; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_3
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
15 x 14 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
bird: swallows (2); gesture, protective; nimbus; scarab, with outstreched wings; scorpions (2); rays (5); phoenix

A: Fragment. Phoenix with nimbus and rays, in profile to left. Above, scarab with outstretched wings; on the sides, pairs of animals: swallows facing inwards (top), scorpions crawling to top (bottom). (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Inscription in four lines: στο|μα|χο|υ → στομάχου. 'For the stomach!'


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-774
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-774

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CBd-774. 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/774 on 22-05-2022.

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