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Magical gem: Laurels with inscribed leaves and ribbons (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-862
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 587, EA 56587
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 587 (EA 56587)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 504
Former Collections:
Milner Collection
Material:
nephrite (green to grey)
Dimensions:
30 x 47 x 13 mm
Dating:
modern (Michel)
Iconography:
ribbons (4); wreath
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σουριήλ; Γαβριήλ and variants; νιχαρωπληξ and variants; vocales, αεηιουω; Ἀβρασάξ, variants; Ἀδωναΐ?; Δαμναμενεύς; vocales; Σαβαώθ; Χερουβίμ


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A: Wreath with fourteen leaves and four ribbons. All leaves are inscribed. From left to right, beginning with the four outer leaves on the right side, from top to bottom:
1. leaf, in three lines: χριι|αχα|ροσ
2. leaf, in two lines: ιακσιη|κεζανοσ
3. leaf, in two lines: γαμβρι|ελ → variant of Γαβριήλ.
4. leaf, in one line: σαβαωθ →  Σαβαώθ.
The four outer leaves on the left side, from bottom to top:
1. leaf, in two lines: δειμεν|δανησ
2. leaf, in two lines: οργιζαμα|ρσοσ
3. leaf, in two lines: καμοναρ|υοσ
4. leaf, in two lines: χρφνη|ιχ
The three inner leaves on the right side, from bottom to top:
1. leaf, in three lines: δαμνα|μενε|υσ → Δαμναμενεύς.
2. leaf, in two lines: ακτνο|νθηω
3. leaf, in two lines: ιαωυι|ε → vocales including Ἰάω.
The three inner leaves on the left side, from top to bottom:
1. leaf, in two lines: νειχαρο|πλη → variant of  νιχαρωπληξ.
2. leaf, in one line: αβρασα → Ἀβρασά<ξ>.
3. leaf, in three lines: σου|ριη|λ →  Σουριήλ.
The four ribbons below, from left to right:
1. ribbon: αωαι
2. ribbon: ιοω
3. ribbon: αοιι
4. ribbon: αωη → vocales.
B: Inscription in eight lines, in the fourth and fifth lines with characteres: [- - -]εροβ|[- -]χλζη|[- -]αεηιουω|ιηφυρλλε|characteresζη||ωαιιαω|ιιου|αωη → voces including variant of Χερουβίμ?, the Greek vowel series, vocales.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-862
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-862
Last modified: 2016-02-05 14:36:06
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/862
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-862. 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/862 on 04-10-2022.

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