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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) names and voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-803
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,3
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,3
References:
Michel, BM, no. 445; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.d_9
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Dimensions:
40 x 26 x 5.5 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; plant: tree; weapon: spear; star; Solomon; shoes, unspecified; Lilith; gesture, defensive; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; gesture, lying
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ, variants; Μιχαήλ; Γαβριήλ and variants


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A: Rider on a rearing horse to right (Solomon). He is wearing tunic, mantle, and shoes, 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; a small tree with five leafy branches in front of Lilith, on the left.
B: Inscription in six lines: ιαω|σαβα|ωμιχ|αηλγ|αβρι||ηλ → Ἰάω, Σαβαώ, Μιχαλ, Γαβριλ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-803
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-803
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CBd-803. 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/803 on 23-05-2022.

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