The CBd
Magical disc from the Pergamon 'Zaubergerät': Greek inscription and characteres
CBd-Number:
CBd-1864
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Ant_Misc. 8612,6
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung
Inventory:
Misc. 8612,6
References:
Wünsch 1905, 2
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
diameter: 128 mm; height: 10 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Wünsch)
Iconography:
concentric motifs
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; vocales, αεηιουω
Place of discovery:
Pergamon, Lower Town, 1897

Bronze disc with a small handle. The disc is divided into four concentric zones, each in turn divided into sub-zones and containing characteres and Greek letters. R. Wünsch read: 
ωιοαη|ιεαω|υηεω|ειοαω||ηουι|αεηιουω|ιηοε|ηωεοι → vocales including the Greek vowel series.

Bibliography
Wünsch 1905, no. 2, fig. 3, 8-9.
Bevilacqua 2001
Mastrocinque 2002
Gordon 2002
Dzwiza 2011
Further bibliography, description and images available in the 'Antike Bronzen in Berlin' database.

Last modified: 2014-10-29 13:48:46
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CBd-1864. 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/1864 on 17-12-2017.

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