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Magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing Greek inscription (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-877
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 223, EA 56223
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 223 (EA 56223)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 519; Michel, DMG, no. 28.4.a_20
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
13 x 18 x 3 mm
Dating:
modern (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; star
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἀβρασάξ, variants; Σαβαώθ, variants; θωβαρβαραυ and variants
Logoi:
αιαναγβα-logos and variants


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A: Ouroboros, with head at bottom to left, enclosing inscription in five lines, with a star in the middle of the fourth line: σαλαμ|αζαβαμ|εαζαθω|βαρβαρ|αυ → part of αιαναγβα-logos, θωβαρβαραυ.
B: Inscription in four lines: ιαωσα|ρασ|βωθαβ|αξ → Ἰάω; anagramma of Σαβαώθ, Ἀβρασάξ?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-877
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59480&partid=1&searchText=56223&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-877
Last modified: 2016-02-05 14:37:00
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/877
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-877. 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/877 on 22-05-2022.

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