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Magical gem: Ares (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-854
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 433, EA 56433
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 433 (EA 56433)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 496; Michel, DMG, no. 5.4_1
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
21 x 30 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ares, Mars ultor-type; plant: branch; weapon: spear; weapon: shield; weapon: helmet; weapon: armour; clothing: mantle; shoes: boots
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; vocales; Εὐλαμω; Ἀβρασάξ, variants; Μαρμαραουώθ and variants


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A: Warrior represented in the Mars ultor-type (Ares or Hadad?), with helmeted head to left, wearing armour, mantle, and boots. The bent and raised right hand holds a spear, the tip of which ends in a leafy branch, in the left hand, lowered beside the body, round shield viewed from the side.
B: Inscription in twelve lines: σηριμαλβεθοθσει|ναβουψενψενιχιθιθερ|παραμαρμαραιωθαμη[- - -]|θεθεειωθινειθριξιφλα[- - -]|ηανμενηεθεμορηηφωψ[- - -]||κερχανθθεμσαβιραυησαρ[- - -]|βωνευθερμεριαψισαχνω[- - -]|[- -]λλαλαμιλλαλαμιωχαρχη[- - -]|[..]ιλωνημκιρανιωλησθαβραχε[- - -]|μαλαμιευαηωκρηφχαβιου||λαηνεφωνσαγαρξισαχα|ρξιηιουηιοιυ → voces including Μαρμαραουώθ, Εὐλαμω, variant of  Ἀβρασάξ, vocales.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-854
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-854

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CBd-854. 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/854 on 23-05-2022.

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