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Magical pendant in gold mount: Hermanubis (A) donkey, sow (B)
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/14
CBd-Number:
CBd-14
ID-Number:
HU-MNM-RGy_R.28.1927
Collection:
HU_Budapest, National Museum, Department of Roman Antiquities ()
Inventory:
R.28.1927
Material:
gold; rock crystal
Dimensions:
11 x 15 x 5 mm
Place of discovery:
Brigetio?
Dating:
gem, mount, 3rd c. AD (T. Gesztelyi)
Iconographical elements:
animal: donkey; animal: ram; animal: sow; Hermanubis?; scene, symplegma
Names & Voces:
vocales; Ἰάω

Oval pendant made of sheet-gold with pierced openwork decoration and a ribbed suspension ring. Four circle-shaped mounts closed at bottom are soldered into the sheet. Two of them hold red undecorated stones (garnet?). An oval-shaped open mount was fixed into the middle of the pendant to set a double-sided engraved rock crystal gem.
A: Animal-headed figure (Hermanubis) sitting nude on the back of a ram, right hand grasping the horn, left hand holding the tail of the animal.
B: Symplegma-scene: donkey leaping upon the back of a sow.  Vocales going round from bottom left: ιωηαιωωιαιαω → Vocales including Ἰάω. Under the donkey's belly, a letter (κ, ρ)?

Bibliography
Gesztelyi 2000 on CBd-14
Gesztelyi 1998, 140, 35.

Last modified: 2016-11-15 13:07:25

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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Notes Drawing of Side A

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Notes Drawing of Side B

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