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Magical pendant: Anguipes, Ἰάω (A) Ouroboros enclosing zeta (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-954
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 483, EA 56483
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 483 (EA 56483)
References:
Goodenough, JS, III, no. 1180; Michel, BM, no. 595
Material:
steatite (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
12 x 11 x 9 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD? (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; Ouroboros
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω


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Drilled through lengthwise.
A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes, head in profile to left, in armour. Arms stretched out to the sides.
First narrow side: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Ouroboros, with head in profile to right, enclosing a zeta.
Second narrow side: Horizontal and vertical notches with uncertain meaning.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-954
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CBd-954. 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/954 on 13-08-2022.

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