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Magical gem: Anguipes, Greek inscription (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-992
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 62, EA 56062
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 62 (EA 56062)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 633; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.n_7; Chifletius–Macarius, no. XV 61
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
chrysoprase (green)
Dimensions:
17 x 16 x 8 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ, variants; σφεον


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A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head in profile to right. Right hand raised and holding a whip, left hand holding a shield, with porpax and antilabe visible. Inscription in the free field around the edge, beginning on the left: σφεον.
B: Inscription in one line, horizontally: ζασα → variant of Ἀβρασάξ?

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2747.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, XV 61
Michel, BM on CBd-992
Michel, DMG, 362, Liste 3.A.1.n_7 Taf. 93, 633.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59493&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+633&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-992
Last modified: 2017-08-23 10:27:06
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/992
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CBd-992. 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/992 on 03-10-2022.

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Notes Side B

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Notes Side A

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Credits from Michel, BM

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Notes Side A and B

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Credits from Michel, BM

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Notes Drawing of side A and B

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