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Amulet(?) gem: Holy Rider spearing the evil (A) post-antique inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-808
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,14
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,14
References:
Michel, BM, no. 450; Michel, DMG, no. 44.2.a_2; Michel, DMG, no. 44.2.c_1
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
26 x 12 x 3 mm
Dating:
5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; nimbus; weapon: spear; snake, with unidentified head; rider spearing the evil
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified


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A: Rider on horseback, in profile to right, trampling over a dragon lying on the ground. His spear’s handle imitates a cross, the head is surrounded with a nimbus. The dragon has a snake’s body.
B: Inscription in two lines: σαεοσου|ικωνστακυ → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-808
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-808

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CBd-808. 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/808 on 23-05-2022.

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