The CBd
Spier, Gems on CBd-820
London, British Museum, M&LA G515 (EA 56515); purchased from Greville Chester (1889). Obsidian, 23 x 19 x 3. Crudely engraved figures (Sacrifice of Isaac?) and pseudo-inscription. The style is very unusual and has no close parallel in known ancient works.
Published: Smith, “Old Testament Motifs”, 191–2, fig. 7; Finney, “Abraham and Isaac”, 144–5, no. 3; BMC Magical Gems, no. 462 (as fifth century).
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