The CBd
Total: 1 / 1 object(s)
 
 
Magical gem in silver ring: Iao (A) Ablanathanalba (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1554
ID-Number:
HU-Dunaújváros_65.4.1
Collection:
HU_Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum
Inventory:
65.4.1
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 28.7.c_1
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
16.4 x 13.9 x 3.4 mm
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω, variants
Place of discovery:
Intercisa?

A: Inscription in one line: ιαo → Ἰάω written in Latin script.
B: Inscription in three lines: ablan|athan|alba →  Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome written in Latin script. The inscription on the reverse runs 'head to toe' to the inscription on the obverse.
Intact, with minor shell-like chippings at the edge. Nothing on the surface of the obverse indicates that it might have been set in a ring for a longer period. The obverse is more finely polished than the reverse. 
Measurements for the ring: 26 x  15,1 x 11,1 mm. Although the ring is also ancient, and the obverse of the gem fits the mount of the ring perfectly, in all probability the gem was not mounted in it originally.  The gem was taken out of the ring (to which it was fixed with plastic glue) on 9 June 2012.
It was acquired by the Museum as a gift in 1954.

Bibliography
Gesztelyi 1998, 140, No. 34.
Németh 2012, 225. 
Michel, DMG, 28.7.c_1.

Last modified: 2015-01-09 14:20:51
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1554
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1554. 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/1554 on 18-02-2020.

Image-ID 3232

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 2773

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 2772

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3082

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3081

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3079

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3087

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3088

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3086

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3078

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3080

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3083

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3084

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3085

Image-ID 2783

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 2784

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

Image-ID 3077

Credits by Marianna Dági

Rights © Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
17 image(s) total