The CBd
Magical pendant: Holy rider (A) Birds, snake, scorpion
CBd-Number:
CBd-1078
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 74
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 74
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 325
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
diameter: 36 mm
Iconography:
bird, unspecified; bird: ibis; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; concentric motifs; crab; eye (independent motif); figure, female; gesture, lying; moon, crescent; nimbus; object, unidentified; rider, holy; scorpion; snake; star; weapon: spear
Divine Names & Voces:
Σισίννιος

A: Rider with nimbus galloping to right, trampling and spearing a woman lying on the ground. The rider wears tunic and mantle fastened on the right shoulder. Above, on the left, a crescent; on the right, a star and an eye; behind, a six-spoked wheel, in front, a bow. Between the horse and the woman, a sword. Inscription around the edge: εισιθεοεςωνικονιτοκονκααγιεσισιννι → illiterate version of εἷς θεός ὁ νικῶν τὰ κακά; 'ἄγιε Σισίννιι. 'The sole God, who overcomes evil. Saint Sisinnius.
B: Bird (Bonner: ostrich) with wings raised, treading on a snake and attacking a scorpion. Behind the large bird, an ibis about to devour a small snake and approached by a crab. Above, at left, a circle and an unidentified object. Inscribed above the head of the large bird: πινω → πεινῶ? 'I am hungry' (Bonner) or  πίνω 'I drink'.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1078 

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CBd-1078. 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/1078 on 15-07-2020.

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