The CBd
Magical gem: Cock-headed figure riding lion, 'Sigé' (A) voces, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-672
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 404, EA 56404
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 404 (EA 56404)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 286; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.d_3
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
17 x 22 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: lion; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; figure, cock-headed; figure, female; gesture, greeting; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, lying; headband; moon, crescent; star; weapon: armour; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; Λαϊλαμ and variants; νιχαρωπληξ and variants; σουμαρτα and variants

A: On the right side: cock-headed figure on the back of a roaring lion, which tramples over a nude figure lying on his back on the ground. The rider wears amour and raises his right hand in greeting, his left holds a whip. Facing him on the right side: a female figure wearing tunic and mantle, hair tied at the back and adorned with a headband, right hand lowered beside the body, left hand raised to mouth (Sigé). Between the two figures at the top: a crescent, to right; behind the cock-headed figure: an eight-pointed star. Inscription running vertically between the figures: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Inscription in five lines: λελα|μψσουμ|αρτααβρασ|αξνιχαροπ|ληξ → voces including variant of Λαϊλαμ, σουμαρτα, Ἀβρασάξ, variant of  νιχαρωπληξ. Below Characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-672
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-672

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CBd-672. 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/672 on 17-12-2017.

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