The CBd
Magical gem: Anguipes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1114
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_1892.1321
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
1892.1321
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.2
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
20 x 15 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης and variants

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes wearing armour, its strangely contorted head turned to left. Right hand raised and holding a whip, left hand lowered beside the body and hidden behind a round shield. Inscription across the figure: ιαω|αβρα|σαξσ|εμ|εσει|λαψ → Ἰάω, Ἀβρασάξ, variant of σεμεσειλαμ.
B: Inscription in six lines: αβλα|ναθαν|αβασεσε|γγενβα|ρφαραγ|γησ → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης.
The gem belongs to the same production as CBd-11, see Endreffy /comm. 2012/ on CBd-11 and CBd-1114.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 123, no. 13.2

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CBd-1114. 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/1114 on 11-12-2017.

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