The CBd
Magical gem: Pantheos, lion, acclamation (A) three deities (B) Greek letters (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-676
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 11, EA 56011
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 11 (EA 56011)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 290; Michel, DMG, no. 41.5_6
Former Collections:
Garriri, M.
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
33 x 27 x 5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: lion; clothing, unspecified; crown, hemhem; figure, male; figures, female (2); gesture, hand raised to mouth; Pantheos; protomes of animals (4-4); scepter, was; stars (6); tabula ansata; tail of bird
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; χυχ

A: Frontal view of four-winged Pantheos on the back of a roaring lion, which strides left above a tabula ansata. The Pantheos is nude, except for a belt (?) around the waist, and has a bird’s tail projecting to right. Both arms are bent in elbow and hold was-scepters. Below the right arm: χυχ, below the left arm: ιαηλ → ending of an archangel's name? The face, to front, is framed by animal protomes on each side, head crowned with the hemhem-crown. Inscription in two lines within the tabula ansata: φυλαξονα|ποκακου → φύλαξον ἀπὸ κακοῦ. 'Protect from evil!' Around the image, letters arranged in concentric circles.
B: In the upper field: three figures standing above a tabula ansata. On the left: a female figure wearing a long garment, head to right, left hand raised to mouth (Sigé). In the middle: a nude male figure; on the right: a female figure in a long garment, right hand stretched out to the left, left hand leaning onto a tall staff. Both latter figures turning towards Sigé, all wearing headbands. In the free field around them: six eight-pointed stars. Inscription in three lines within the tabula ansata: φυλαξοναπ|οπαντοσκα|κουιαω → φύλαξον ἀπὸ παντὸς κακοῦ Ἰάω. 'Protect from all evil, Iao!' In the lower field: imitation of an inscription in ten lines.
C: Imitation of an inscription in two concentric lines.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-676
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-676

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CBd-676. 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/676 on 12-12-2018.

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