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Magical pendant: Holy Rider (A) ibis, snake
CBd-Number:
CBd-811
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 323, EA 56323
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 323 (EA 56323)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 453
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
40 x 23 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; snake; bird: ibis, tied to an altar; weapon: spear; rider spearing the evil; figure, female; gesture, lying; nimbus; clothing: mantle; cord


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A: Rider on horseback in profile to right, wearing a mantle, head surrounded with a nimbus, right hand holding a spear. He is trampling over a figure lying on the ground. Inscription around, beginning next to the horse’s hindlegs: εισθεοσονικωντακακ → ες θες νικν τ κακ<ά>. 'The sole God, who overcomes evil.'
B: Ibis spreading its wings, tied with a cord. Facing the bird, on the right, a rearing snake. Inscription above: πινω → πνω. ’I am drinking’.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-811
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-811
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CBd-811. 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/811 on 04-10-2022.

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