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Magical gem: Anguipes, stars (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-993
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 61, EA 56061
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 61 (EA 56061)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 634; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.n_8; Chifletius–Macarius, no. III 12
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
20 x 14.5 x 5 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip; stars (6)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἰάω, variants


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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, porpax visible. Around, in the free field, six eight-pointed stars. Below the figure: λλι → variant of Ἰάω? (S. Michel).
B: Inscription in mirror writing in four lines: γλα?]|ιχιλα?]|κγχ|σ → unidentified voces.

Probably designed after a gem in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2740.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, III 12
Michel, BM on CBd-993
Michel, DMG, 363, Liste 3.A.1.n_8 Taf. 93, 634.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59497&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+634&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-993
Last modified: 2017-08-23 10:27:53
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/993
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CBd-993. 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/993 on 23-05-2022.

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