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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-794
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 87, EA 56087
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 87 (EA 56087)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 436; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.b_10
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
25 x 15 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; weapon: spear; star; Solomon; shoes, unspecified; 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: an eight-pointed star in front of the head of the rider. Inscription around, beginning above the tail of the horse: σολομων → Σολομών.
B: Inscription in three lines: σφρα|γισθ|εου → σφραγὶς θεοῦ. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-794
Dasen 2011b, 72, pls. 8a-b.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60628&partid=1&searchText=56087&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-794

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CBd-794. 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/794 on 02-10-2022.

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