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Magical pendant: Holy Rider (A) ibis, snake (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-812
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 594, AMK 97,3-16,1
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 594 (AMK 97,3-16,1)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 454
Former Collections:
Forrer, R.
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
58 x 35 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; rider spearing the evil; nimbus; gesture, lying; figure, female; bird: ibis, tied to an altar; snake; cord


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A: Schematic representation of a rider on horseback in profile to right, pointing his spear at a figure lying on the ground. The rider’s head is surrounded with a nimbus. Inscription around, beginning next to the horse’s hindlegs: εισθεοσονικωντα[- - ]α → ες θες νικν τ [κακ]. '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-812
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-812
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Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/812
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CBd-812. 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/812 on 06-02-2023.

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