The CBd
Magical gem: Eagle with wreath, prayer (A-B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-5
ID-Number:
HU-SzM-Ant_53.168
Collection:
HU_Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, Classical Collection
Inventory:
53.168
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 1.1.a_2
Material:
chalcedony (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
29 x 24 x 7.4 mm
Dating:
2nd half of the 2nd c. AD - 1st half of the 3rd c. AD
Iconography:
bird: eagle; wreath
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Δαμναμενεύς?; Ἰάω

A: Eagle standing to right, head turned back to left, holding a wreath in its beak. Around: first half of a prayer in two lines.
ανγελοσιαωδιδοιμησπασανπραξιν|καιδυναμινκαιχαρινκαισυνοδειανιασκληπιακωμετατων.
B: The rest of the prayer in ten lines:
πρωτανγελ|ωνκαιμ|εσανγελων|καιτελεαν|γελωνισπα||ντατονβι|ονκαισωμα|τοσπροφυ|λαξιναβρ|ασαξδαυαει
→ Ἄγγελος Ἰάω διδοίμης πᾶσαν πρᾶξιν καὶ δύναμιν καὶ χάριν καὶ συνοδείαν* {ι} Ἀσκληπιακῷ μετὰ τῶν πρωταγγέλων καὶ μεσαγγέλων καὶ τελεαγγέλων <ε>ἰς πάντα τὸν βίον καὶ σώματος προφύλαξιν Ἄβρασαξ Δα(μναμενε)ύ ἀεί.
* συνοδείαν: D. Jordan, per litteras, pace Nagy 1992: συνο<υ>σ{ε}ίαν.
'Angelos Iao! Give Asclepiacus all success and strength, grace, and a journey together with the first, middle and last angels throughout his life, and the protection of his body – Abrasax Damnameneus! – always.'

Bibliography
Nagy 1992
Mentioned in Nagy 2004.
Michel, DMG, 1.1.a_2
Dasen - Nagy 2012, 296, with n. 16.

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CBd-5. 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/5 on 21-11-2017.

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