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Magical gem: Helmeted figure on biga (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-844
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,77
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,77
References:
Michel, BM, no. 486
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
26 x 21 x 5 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
weapon: helmet; bird: eagle; figures, unidentified (2); figure, male; biga; animal: panther; snake


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A: Large, human figure standing on a biga, wearing a helmet, right hand grasping a panther by the neck, left hand holding a snake. Behind the two horses, two smaller figures, to right. In the free field on the right, an eagle, to left. Round the edge, on the left and right, imitation writing or characteres.
B: Characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-844
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-844
Last modified: 2015-01-09 12:06:03
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/844
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CBd-844. 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/844 on 06-02-2023.

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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