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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-801
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,10
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,10
References:
Michel, BM, no. 443; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.a_4
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
37 x 15 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; Ouroboros; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; rays; Lilith; Solomon; weapon: spear; gesture, lying
Divine Names & Voces:
Σολομών


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A: Encircled by an Ouroboros: fragment of the Solomon and Lilith motif: only the behind of the horse, and Solomon’s upper body remain, clad in tunic and mantle, with the spear held in his right hand. Around, a pseudo-inscription → Σολομών?
B: Inscription in three lines: [- -]ρα|[- -]θε|[- -]υ → [σφ]ρα[γὶς] θε[ο]ῦ. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-801
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-801

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CBd-801. 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/801 on 19-05-2022.

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