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Magical gem: Ouroboros, human-headed scarab (A) stars, inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-995
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 486, EA 56486
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 486 (EA 56486)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 636; Michel, DMG, no. 50.2.b_3
Material:
onyx (banded)
Dimensions:
38 x 23 x 9 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; stars (2); stars (5); scarab, human-headed; gesture, orant; rays (11)
Divine Names & Voces:
σεμεσειλαμ and variants


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A: Ouroboros, with head in profile to left, enclosing a human-headed scarab with arms raised. Around the head, eleven rays. Five eight-pointed stars scattered in the free field (two on the sides, three at the bottom), on the left side, a lying crescent. Inscription around the head: ειλαμψ → variant of σεμεσειλαμ.
B: Untransliterated letters and signs in six lines, between two eight-pointed stars.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-995
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=61559&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+636&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-995
Last modified: 2015-02-13 14:47:47
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/995
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-995. 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/995 on 23-05-2022.

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