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Magical gem: Armoured figure holding snakes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-969
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 26, EA 56026
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 26 (EA 56026)
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XXIII 94; Bonner 1951, no. 61; Michel, BM, no. 610; Michel, DMG, no. 53.2.b_3
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
26 x 19.5 x 5 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, unidentified; snakes (2); weapon: armour; weapon: helmet; tropaion
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; vocales


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A: Warrior in armour and helmet (topped with a small tropaion), head to left, both hands stretched out to the sides and holding snakes. In the free field, inscription running vertically: ωσομλληλυχη|ομλρυντι|ινευονδη (on the right, from bottom to top), μευλλονοχωληο|ιηπευεδλωργολλ|ηννυσσωγ (on the left, from bottom to top) → unidentified voces.
B: Inscription in four lines: αιεηωυ|ωιεηαι|οεωυ|αοεω → vocales.

Post-antique. Probably designed after  a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, see CBd-2849. Cf. also CBd-970 (reverse),  and CBd-2189.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas XXIII 94.
Bonner 1951 on CBd-969
Michel, BM on CBd-969
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59713&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+610&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-969
Last modified: 2017-10-01 14:35:20
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/969
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CBd-969. 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/969 on 23-05-2022.

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