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Magical gem: Sarapis-head on vessel, αἰών
CBd-Number:
CBd-996
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 427, EA 56427
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 427 (EA 56427)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 7; Michel, BM, no. 637; Michel, DMG, no. 9.1.b_1
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
amethyst (purple)
Dimensions:
17 x 12 x 4 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Sarapis; vessel, unspecified; plant: stalks of grain; kerykeion; rays (6); modius


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A: Head of Sarapis on a round-footed vessel with two square handles. On the two sides of the vessel, stalks of grain; a palm branch or a futher stalk of grain pierced through the right handle, a kerykeion pierced through the left handle. The head of Sarapis surrounded with six rays, and crowned with a modius. In the free field on the left, inscription running vertically, from bottom to top, in mirror-writing: αιων → αών.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-996
Michel, BM on CBd-996
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=61175&partid=1&searchText=56427&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-996

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CBd-996. 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/996 on 03-10-2022.

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