The CBd
Magical gem: Pantheos (A) Greek letters (B) αιαναγβα-logos (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-681
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,68
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,68
References:
Michel, BM, no. 295; Michel, DMG, no. 28.4.c_1
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
magnetite (black)
Dimensions:
19 x 21 x 5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
crown, unspecified; moon, crescent; Pantheos; protomes of animals (3-3); scepter, unspecified; scepters (2); star
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants; Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ, variants
Logoi:
αιαναγβα-logos and variants

A: Remains of a four-winged Pantheos in frontal view: right arm bent in elbow and holding a scepter (the upper part of the scepter in the left hand also visible). The Pantheos is nude, and has a bearded face, framed with animal protomes, head adorned with a crown. In the free field next to the head, on the left: a star, on the right: a lying crescent. Inscription to the left and right of the crown: ιαω → Ἰάω. Inscription in two lines around the edge on the left, from bottom to top: [- -]λαναθαναλ|[- -]σαβαω → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, Σαβαώ; on the right, from top to bottom: ακαρα[- - - - - - - ] → variant of  Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί?
B: Illegible inscription in eleven lines.
C: Inscription around: [- - -]μοραχθισαλαμαζαβα → part of αιαναγβα-logos.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-681
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-681

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CBd-681. 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/681 on 12-12-2018.

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