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Magical gem: Figure surrounded with animals (A) Greek text?, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-842
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 499, EA 56499
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 499 (EA 56499)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 484
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
31 x 12 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
bird: swallow; clothing, unspecified; figure, unidentified; snake; scorpion; animal: crocodile


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A: Broken. Figure clad in a long robe, surrounded by animals: from top to bottom, all to left, a scorpion, a swallow, a snake, and a crocodile (only the right side remains). (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Fragment of an inscription in three lines: δυ[- -]|ισμ[- -]|ασ → unidentified voces. Below: characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-842
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-842

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CBd-842. 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/842 on 04-10-2022.

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