The CBd
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Magical gem: Greek inscription (A-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2222
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MusCap_12033
Collection:
IT_Roma, Musei Capitolini
Inventory:
Medagliere, 12033
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. RoC 5
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
21.3 x 14.6 x 5.5 mm
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἀδωναΐ; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants; αρβαθ and variants; Δαμναμενεύς; Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ; σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης and variants
Logoi:
Ἰαεω‑palindrome; σημεα-logos

Upright oval, trapezoid section, both faces flat. 
A. [. .]ιαεμ[φ]|[κριρ]αλειθο[νο]|[υμεν]ερφαβω[ει]|[- - - ]εγιηιπυ[. .]|[- - -]οζζιαωσ[αβα||ω]θαδωναιαβλ[ανα|θα]ναλβακραμαχαμ|[αρι]δαμναμενευ|[σ]ημεακανλευκοντ|[ευ]κεντευκηριδε||.{ε}υδαρυν[γω]|λυκυνξ|ρασ → voces including  Ἰάω, variant of Σαβαώθ,  Ἀδωναΐ, Ἀβλαναθαναλβα,  Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί, Δαμναμενεύς, variant of σημεα-logos.  
B. [- - - ] | [- - - ] | [αρ]βα[θιαω|κ]ρειαιο[βαρβ]|αρκει[χαχμαρε]||αωιυ]βαρβαρα]|θειωλ[ημψχελ|αμβραβαρ[ουχαμ]|βραμσεσεν[γεν]|βαρφαρανγησ||[α?]ωιαεωβαφρ[ενε]μουνοθε|[λα]ρεικρ[- - - ] → voces including  αρβα(θ), Ἰάω, σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης, variant of Ἰαεω-palindrome
C. [- - -]μια[- - | -]αξα[- - -] → voces, φύλαξαι, 'Protect me!' (A. Mastrocinque). A further fragment of C remains, with traces of three letters or characteres, one of them perhaps a star (two points remaining?).  
Following G. Bevilacqua, with minor modifications (based on close observation of the gem by Á. M. Nagy, 2014).

Bibliography
Righetti 1955, 60, no. 185.
Bevilacqua 1995 – emendation of the text, based on a gem in the Cabinet des Médailles, with commentary; prayer to Deus Israel.
Donati 2000, 197-198, no. 24.
SGG II, 128-29, RoC 5.

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CBd-2222. 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/2222 on 13-12-2017.

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