The CBd
Magical gem: Male figure (personified Envy), Greek inscription
CBd-Number:
CBd-1359
ID-Number:
FR-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.1
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.1
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 148; Michel, DMG, no. 55.8; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 467
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
agate, brown and white
Dimensions:
26 x 19 x 3 mm
Iconography:
bird, unspecified; centipede (2); cord; figure, male; scorpions (3); snake

Description: Upright oval, flat. Shape 8. Brownish banded agate. Upper right part missing, chipped along the edge. From Athens.

A: Nude male figure (personified Envy) strangling himself. The figure is entwined by a snake, with a bird pecking at his eye. The figure is attacked by scorpions (one above and two to the sides), and a centipede on each side. Baseline tied around with a cord (?). Greek inscription on the two sides: φθονε ατυχι̣̣ → φθόνε ἀτύχ(ε)ι 'Bad luck to you, Envy!' (C. Bonner). 
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1359
Mastrocinque 2014, no. 467. 

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1359

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CBd-1359. 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/1359 on 16-11-2019.

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Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

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Notes Side A