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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-793
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 88, EA 56088
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 88 (EA 56088)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 435; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.b_9
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
31 x 15 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; weapon: spear; star; Solomon; Lilith; gesture, defensive; rays; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; gesture, lying
Divine Names & Voces:
Σολομών


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A: Rider on a rearing horse to right (Solomon). He is wearing shoes, tunic, mantle, and crown with rays, stabbing a woman lying on the earth with a spear held in his right hand. The woman has long hair and is raising her right hand in a defensive gesture (Lilith). In the free field: a star in front of the head of the rider. Fragment of an inscription around, beginning above the rider’s head: σολμων → Σολ<ο>μών.
B: Inscription in five lines: σφ|ραγ| mso-ansi-language:HU;mso-fareast-language:HU;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">ισθ|εο|υ → σφραγὶς θεοῦ. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-793
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60279&partid=1&searchText=56088&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-793

Last modified: 2019-11-04 20:14:30
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/793
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CBd-793. 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/793 on 29-09-2022.

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