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Magical pendant: Animal-headed figure, Ἰάω (A) Anguipes, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-953
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 481, EA 56481
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 481 (EA 56481)
References:
Goodenough, JS, III, no. 1089; Michel, BM, no. 594
Material:
steatite (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
17 x 16 x 7 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD? (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes; figure, with indistinct animal head; clothing, unspecified; weapon: sword?; weapon: armour?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
Drilled through lengthwise.
A: Animal-headed figure to front, clothed (?) with legs to left, both arms raised, right hand holding a large sword?
First narrow side: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Anguipes, to front, the head cannot be identfied. Probably wears armour, arms stretched out to the sides.
Second narrow side: characteres (square with cross and Z).

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-953
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-953
Last modified: 2014-10-24 21:58:41
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/953
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-953. 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/953 on 13-08-2022.

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