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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-800
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,8
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,8
References:
Michel, BM, no. 442; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.c_5
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
35.5 x 13 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; clothing: tunic; gesture, defensive; Lilith; shoes, unspecified; Solomon; weapon: spear; star; gesture, lying
Divine Names & Voces:
Σολομών

A: Fragment of the Solomon and Lilith motif: only the rearing horse, and the lying figure of Lilith remain. In the free field, rest of a star in front of the head of the rider. Fragment of an inscription: [- -]λ[- - -] → [Σο]λ[ομών].
B: Fragment of an inscription in four lines: σ[- -]|α[- -]|σθ[- -"]|ου → σφραγὶς θεοῦ. 'Seal of God.'


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-800
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-800

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CBd-800. 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/800 on 23-05-2022.

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