The CBd
Magical gem: Helios (A) Greek inscription with characteres (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1068
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 31
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 31
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 223; Michel, DMG, no. 22.2.b_3; Smith–Hutton 1908, nr. 255
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor); Cook, Wyndham Francis (1860–1905)
Material:
chalcedony (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
16 x 11 x 3 mm
Iconography:
clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; gesture, greeting; globus; Helios; rays (7); scarab
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; Ἰάω; σεμεσειλαμ and variants

A: Helios standing with head to left and encircled with seven rays, wearing a long robe and a mantle thrown over the left shoulder and arm. Each ray originally ending in a vowel, some of them lost due to chipping. The lowered left hand of Helios is holding a globe, right hand raised in greeting. Below the figure, a scarab, with head to left.
B: Inscription in five lines: σεμσει|αμς (2 characters)|(3 characters)αβλανα|θαλνβαφ|ρηυφ → σεμεσειλαμ, variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα.
C: On the edge: θαιαω → vox, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1068

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: 2015-08-04 16:18:06
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1068. 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/1068 on 13-12-2017.

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Notes Cast of obverse

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