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Magical gem: Leaping lion (A) Greek inscription with characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-938
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 279, EA 56279
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 279 (EA 56279)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 579
Former Collections:
Hamilton Collection
Material:
rock crystal
Dimensions:
21 x 10 mm
Dating:
late Minoan; 3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: lion
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ


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A:  Leaping lion, in profile to right.
B: Characteres and inscription in mirror writing, in three lines: ζζζ|characteres ω|αβρασαξ → Ἀβρασάξ. (Later addition).
Minoan seal reworked as a magical gem.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-938
Last modified: 2016-02-05 14:45:42
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/938
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-938. 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/938 on 04-10-2022.

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