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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-799
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,9
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,9
References:
Michel, BM, no. 441; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.b_12
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
32.5 x 12 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; weapon: spear; star; Solomon; shoes, unspecified; Lilith; gesture, defensive; 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 tunic and mantle, 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, beginning above the tail of the horse: σολομ[- -] → Σολομ[ών].
B: Inscription in four lines: σφρ|αγισ|θεο|υ → σφραγὶς θεοῦ. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-799
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-799

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CBd-799. 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/799 on 23-05-2022.

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