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Magical gem: Animal-headed figure, Greek inscription
CBd-Number:
CBd-835
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 126, EA 56126
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 126 (EA 56126)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 477; Michel, DMG, no. 32_2
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
siltstone
Dimensions:
17 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, with indistinct animal head
Logoi:
λερθεμεινω-logos


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A: Ibis- or snake-headed (?) composite creature, in profile to right. The body is constituted by two rounded notches, legs are human. In the free field to the right and left of the figure, inscription in seven lines: λε ρλ|υθ|θεμ|ειν ω|ριμ ψ||πεισιδα|ουθι → variant of λερθεμεινω-logos.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-835

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CBd-835. 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/835 on 23-05-2022.

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