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Magical pendant: Anguipes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-979
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 588
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 588 (M&LA 78,11-1,677)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 620; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.2.i_14; Chifletius–Macarius, no. XVII 70
Former Collections:
Meyrick, A. W. H.
Material:
calcite, red to brown
Dimensions:
42.5 x 68 x 12.5 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἀβρασάξ, variants
Logoi:
υστερα-logos

Michel, DMG, 363, Liste 3.A.1.n_8 Taf. 93, 634.Michel, DMG, 363, Liste 3.A.1.n_8 Taf. 93, 634.sh Museum that may have been designed after this piece, see CBd-992.For a gem in the British Museum that may have been designed after this piece, see CBd-992.-->




Triangular pendant, bored through at the top.
A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to left. Right hand holding an oval shield, inscribed with ιαω → Ἰάω, left hand holding a whip. Inscription on the two sides of the Anguipes: αβρασασφερερ → voces including variant of Ἀβρασάξ.
B: Inscription in three lines: υστερι|ελανεμι|ονκυμου → part of υστερα-logos?

This piece may partly have been designed after a drawing Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2774.(side A).

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, XVII 70
Michel, DMG, 354, Liste 3.A.2.i_14 Taf. 91, 620.
Michel, BM on CBd-979
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=61820&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+620&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-979

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CBd-979. 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/979 on 28-09-2022.

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