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Magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing pseudo-script, logos (A) logos (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-859
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,142
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,142
References:
Michel, BM, no. 501
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
24 x 37 x 6.5 mm
Dating:
ancient/modern? (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; Ἀδωναΐ, variants


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A: Inscription in three lines, enclosed by an Ouroboros, head to left. The inscription consists of imitation Greek and Hebrew elements, partly in mirror writing, and characteres.
Inscription around:
 [- - - -]αχαναθναλβιεσσεβισβανουοχααφωνησυμηρεα → voces including variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα.
B: Upside down inscription in the upper segment:
ιαια[- - - - -]αιωναι[- - - -]οουλαβε[- - - -] → voces including vocales, variant of Ἀδωναΐ.
Inscription around: ακραμμαχαμαααραυωσ[- - - - -] →  voces including variant of Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί.
Post-antique.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-859
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-859
Last modified: 2015-08-04 16:14:49
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/859
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CBd-859. 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/859 on 04-10-2022.

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