The CBd
Magical gem: Ouroboros with characteres and inscription (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-59
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MNR_108116
Collection:
IT_Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano, Medagliere
Inventory:
108116
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Ro 37
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
14.8 x 14.8 x 8.3 mm
Iconography:
Ouroboros, lion-headed; rays
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
Logoi:
νυχευα βολβαχ-logos and variants

Transverse oval gem with lentoid section, obverse slightly convex, reverse more strongly convex.
A: Lion-headed, rayed Ouroboros to right, encircling characteres, the Greek inscription: ιαω → Ἰάω, and the fragment of an additional character.
B: Greek inscription, written in five lines: variant of the νυχευ|[αβολ]βανοιοα|[ηιου]σαηιουαα|[ηιοβακ]αξιχυα|[οκερ] αταγασ → variant of the νυχευα βολβαχ-logos.

(Description: Chiara Ciampi – CBd. Alterations from A. Mastrocinque in SGG are based on close observation of the gem by Chiara Ciampi and Á. M. Nagy, 2015–2016).

Bibliography
SGG I, 420, Pl. 26.
SGG II, 143, Ro 37.

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CBd-59. 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/59 on 11-12-2017.

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