The CBd
Magical gem: Osiris, the Memnon-historiola (A-B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-387
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 241, EA 56241
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 241 (EA 56241)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 8; Bonner, SMA D. 151; Michel, DMG, no. 39.1.f_2
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
26 x 22 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: bandage; crown, unspecified; Osiris?; weapon: harpe
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἡμέρα; Ἰάω; Μέμνων

A: Mummy (of Osiris?). On the head: three lines, each crowned with a small circle. Feet in profile, to left. Inscription on the edge: ημερασγονοσμεμνωνκοιμαται|κραβαζαζηραβιραθκηβαιαωεω → Ἡμέρας γόνος Μέμνων κοιμᾶται κραβαζαζηραβιραθκηβα Ἰάω εω. 'Memnon, the son of Hemera is asleep'; voces magice; Ἰάω, two vocales.
B: Same as A, except: feet to right.
Inscription on the edge: φιλιππασγονοσαντιπατροσκοιμαται|κραβαζαζηραβιραθκηβαιαωεω. On both sides of the mummy: εγω|οων → Φιλίππας γόνος Ἀντίπατρος κοιμᾶται κραβαζαζηραβιραβιραθκηβα Ἰάω εω; Ἐγὼ ὁ ὤν. 'Antipatros, the son of Philippa is asleep'; voces magicae; Ἰάω, two vocales, 'I Am that I Am.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-387
Bonner, SMA on CBd-387
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-387

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CBd-387. 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/387 on 12-12-2017.

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