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Magical gem: Two figures, Greek inscription (A) Greek inscription, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-853
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 347, EA 56347
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 347 (EA 56347)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 495
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
31 x 29 x 8 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, male; figure, falcon-headed; crown, unspecified; clothing: kilt; wig; star; hieroglyph, ankh; scepter, was?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; vocales; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; Ἀβρασάξ, variants; σουμαρτα and variants; θωβαρβαραυ and variants; Μουι


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A: Two figures striding right, each standing on short baselines. Both figures wear kilts, their upper body nude. The human figure on the right holds a scepter (’was’?) in his left hand, and an anch-sign in his right hand. Above his head, a six-pointed star. The second, falcon-headed figure is represented with the same attributes, but wears a crown (of feathers?) and a wig. Inscription between and around the figures. Round the edge, beginnging at bottom left: οεηι ειηο ιηοε ευυε ευυευεευυ εευυεευυεευ → vocales. Between the heads of the figures, in three lines: ηιοειει|οειη|σουρμαι → voces including vocales, variant of σουμαρτα, variant of Μουι. Between the figures, from bottom to top: σινεμ; from top to bottom: νυτυμισ → unidentified voces. Below the anch-sign of the human figure: μουι; in front of the head: ηο; below the feet of the two figures, upside down: ιηοεηοει → vocales.
B: Inscription in ten lines: αβλαναθαν|αλβαβλαναθαν|αλβλαωαθανελαθα|θαναναθαναλαθεθ|βαρβαραβαυαβλασ||
αξμουερωσερφπυ|θφουθιουιουειθ||ιαααααααιιιιιιθε|μοθεθωμλαμαρρ|αηιεηιεηιεηιεοοο → voces including Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variant of θωβαρβαραυ, variant of Ἀβρασάξ.
Below: two lines of characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-853
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-853
Last modified: 2016-02-05 14:33:37
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/853
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CBd-853. 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/853 on 04-10-2022.

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