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Magical gem: Snake-legged figure (A) Helios, Zeus with eagle and fish (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-843
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 67, EA 56067
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 67 (EA 56067)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 485; Michel, DMG, no. 55.3.a_1
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
amethyst (purple)
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, snake-legged; plant: branch; fish; bird: eagle; Helios; Zeus; rays (5); scepters (2); scepter, unspecified; crown, double


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A: Snake-legged figure, with unidentified head, wearing a wig and the double crown of Egypt. Both arms bent in elbow and stretched out, holding scepters. Inscription to the left and right of the head: μιυσισ → unidentified voces.
B: Upside down. At the top: two busts in profile, facing each other: on the left, Helios, on the right Zeus. In the middle, an eagle carrying something (a branch of tree?) in its beak. Below: unidentified animal, perhaps a fish.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-843
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60163&partid=1&searchText=56067&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-843


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CBd-843. 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/843 on 28-09-2022.

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