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Magical gem: Lion-headed figure with scepter and sword (A) Μιχαήλ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-96
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,105
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,105
References:
Michel, BM, no. 273; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.1.d_3
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
16 x 12 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, lion-headed; weapon: sword; moon, crescent; stars (3); plant: palm branch; weapon: armour
Divine Names & Voces:
Μιχαήλ

A: Lion-headed figure, head to left, standing within a circle resembling an Ouroboros. Both hands lowered beside the body, and bent in elbow: right hand holding a sword, left hand holding a palm branch. The figure wears armour. In the free field on the left, next to the figure’s head: a lying crescent.
B: Inscription in one line: μιχαηλ → Μιχαήλ (name of the archangel Michael). Above, two six-pointed stars; below, one six-pointed star.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-96
Michel, DMG, 37.B.1.d_3
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-96

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CBd-96. 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/96 on 01-10-2022.

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