The CBd
Magical pendant: Pantheos standing on Ouroboros (A) Ἰαεω‑palindrome, Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-557
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 12, EA 56012
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 12 (EA 56012)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 42; Michel, BM, no. 159; Michel, DMG, no. 41. 1.a_3
Material:
lapis lazuli (blue)
Dimensions:
25 x 20 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: crocodile; animal: jackal; animal: lion; animal: ram; Bes, face of; bird: falcon; cartouche; crown, atef?; feet, in the shape of jackal's heads; figure, with multiple arms; flail; hieroglyph; nimbus; Ouroboros; Pantheos; protomes of animals (4-4); scarab; scepter, was; scorpion; snake; standard; tail of bird; tail of crocodile; tufts on the knees (animal protomes); whip
Logoi:
Ἰαεω‑palindrome

A: Four-winged Bes-Pantheos standing to front, feet to right, on an Ouroboros forming a cartouche, which encloses, from left to right a scarab, a hawk, a goat, a jackal, a lion, a crocodile, and a cobra, all facing right. The god’s face is bearded, four animal-protomes project from the sides of the head, which is topped by an elaborate crown (atef, or decorated with animal-protomes). The god has two pairs of wings and arms: the upper arms – in line with the top of the upper wings – are stretched to the sides and hold knives, cobras, scepters (hieroglyphs?). In the lower right arm: scorpion, whip and snake, in the lower left arm: lion and flail. Behind the wings: was-scepters on each side forming standards. A double strap crosses the chest in X-shape, the god wears a bird’s tail and a crocodile’s tail. There are tufts on the knees, feet are in the form of jackals' heads.
B: Inscription in eight lines: ιαεωβαψρενε|μουνοθιλαρικ|ριψιαεγεαιψι|ρκιραλιθονυο|μενερψαβωε||αιδοταιχαριν|ηρωνιμαπρο|σπανπασ → Ἰαεω‑palindrome, δόται χάριν Ἡρωνιμᾳ πρὸς πάντας. "Give Hieronima favor in the eyes of all."

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-557
Michel, BM on CBd-557
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-557

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CBd-557. 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/557 on 13-12-2017.

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