The CBd
Spier, Gems on CBd-821
London, British Museum, M&LA, G262 (EA 56262); from the collection of Charles Townley (1805). Cornelian. Enthroned figure (Solomon?) flanked by angels(?) and demons(?). As Bonner noted, the gem is an Islamic amulet, for which see the similar example in Paris: Bonner, “Amulets”, 337, no. 56; and Ludvik Kalus, Bibliothèque Nationale. Départment des monnaies, médailles et antiques. Catalogue des cachets, bulles et talismans islamiques (Paris, 1981), 99–100, no. 2.13.
Published: Bonner, “Amulets”, 337–8, no. 57 (as Islamic); BMC Magical Gems, no. 463 (as fifth-sixth century).
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