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Magical gem in post-antique mount: Angel with cross-like scepter, Greek inscription
CBd-Number:
CBd-826
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 273, EA 56273
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 273 (EA 56273)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 468; Spier, Gems, no. 608
Material:
onyx (banded)
Dimensions:
19 x 15 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel); probably late 5th century (Spier, Gems 105)
Iconography:
angel; clothing, unspecified; star; cross


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A: Winged figure in profile to left, wearing a long robe, holding a tall scepter, resembling a cross. 
B: Hidden.
C: Below the figure, a six-pointed star. Inscription around, beginning at bottom right, in mirror-writing: πριωχ[. .]σσποττ[. .] → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-826
Spier, Gems on CBd-826
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-826
Last modified: 2015-02-09 21:27:03
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/826
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CBd-826. 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/826 on 04-10-2022.

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