The CBd
Magical gem: Helios (A) inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1067
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 30
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 30
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 222; Michel, DMG, no. 22.2.a_6
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
chalcedony (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
15 x 12 x 6 mm
Iconography:
clothing: mantle; gesture, greeting; Helios; moon, crescent; rays (5); star; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ, variants

A: Helios standing with head to right and encircled with five rays, wearing a mantle thrown over the right arm. Right hand lowered and holding a whip, left hand raised in greeting. To the left of the figure, a six-pointed star and a crescent.
B: Inscribed: αβρασα → variant of Ἄβρασαξ.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1067

Images
Image of A in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
Image of B in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library

Last modified: 2016-02-05 15:09:43
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1067. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1067 on 13-12-2017.

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Image-ID 3667

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Notes Cast of obverse

Image-ID 3668

Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Notes Cast of reverse

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Credits from Bonner, SMA

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