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Magical gem: Crowned figures with scorpion
CBd-Number:
CBd-998
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 198, EA 56198
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 198 (EA 56198)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 639; Michel, DMG, no. 51.3_1
Former Collections:
Hamilton Collection
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
32 x 25 x 25 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figures, unidentified (2); clothing, unspecified; crown, unspecified; scorpion; plant: branch
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified


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Truncated globe, bored through, functioning as a seal.
A: Two figures facing each other in profile. Both wearing knee-long garments and crowns, one hand raised to mouth, the other resting on the hips and holding a branch. Between the two figures, a large scorpion from above, crawling to top. In the free field at the top and bottom, inscription only partly transliterated: δηνκμει|ιχηερνδ → unidentified voces.
B: Untransliterated inscriptions also on the outer surface of the seal.

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2870.





Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-998
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60954&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+639&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-998
Last modified: 2017-10-01 14:15:54
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/998
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-998. 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/998 on 22-05-2022.

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