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Magical gem: Rearing snake, Greek inscription (A) Greek inscription, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-849
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 423, EA 56423
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 423 (EA 56423)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 491; Michel, DMG, no. 46.1.a_1
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
22 x 17 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
snake
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ, variants; αβραμμαωθ?


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A: Rearing snake, with bearded head and outstretched tongue to right. Inscription in the free field around the snake. Above the head: ιαω → Ἰάω, on the left, from top to bottom: ινθερ; on the right: αμαωθ → voces including part of αβραμμαωθ?
B: Inscription: σαβα[.] → Σαβα[ώ] and three lines of characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-849
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-849
Last modified: 2015-01-18 12:28:45
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/849
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-849. 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/849 on 23-05-2022.

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