The CBd
Magical gem: Anguipes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1113
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_2003.99
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
2003.99
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.1
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
32 x 22.5 x 7.1 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; clothing: mantle; star; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; Μιχαήλ; σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης and variants

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour and mantle, head to right. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield, porpax visible. In the free field, on the right: a star. Inscription around: αβλαναθαναλβαια → variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα.
B: Inscription in five lines containing the name of the archangel Michael: σεσε|νγενβα|ρφαραν|γησμι|χαηλ → σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης, Μιχαήλ.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 123, no. 13.1

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CBd-1113. 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/1113 on 17-10-2019.

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