The CBd
Magical gem: Deity, lion, voces (A) Female figure standing on dead body (B) Characteres (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-682
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,72
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,72
References:
Michel, BM, no. 296; Michel, DMG, no. 35.1.b
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
35 x 29 x 6 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: lion; Chnoubis-sign; clothing: garment; clothing: headcloth?; clothing: kilt/pteryges?; clothing: mantle; figure, male; gesture, lying; moon, crescent; shoes, unspecified; star; thunderbolt; weapon: harpe; whips (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἰάω
Logoi:
σισισρω-logos

A: Male figure striding left on the back of a roaring lion, also in profile to left. The man wears a kilt (or armour), chlamys and shoes. Harpe set at the left elbow, right hand holding a thunderbolt, head damaged, but seems to be decorated with some kind of a headcloth. In front of the lion, an eight-pointed star; below the lion’s belly, a lying crescent. In the free field to the right and left of the figure, two lines of characteres, including the Chnoubis-sign in the second line on the right. Inscription around, beginning on the left: σισιωσισιφερμουανου[.]ρχν → part of σισισρω-logos. Horizontally below the groundline: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Frontal view of a female figure in a long garment, standing above a figure lying face down on the ground. The woman’s arms are bent in elbow, both hands hold whips. Inscription in the free field, to the left of the figure: λνπ; to the right: ιρω|ου → unidentified voces? Around the edge: τουιαωμουστομα[.]υθρρατακαιπατ[.]καιαγαθ[- -] → Greek text?
C: Letters and characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-682
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-682

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CBd-682. 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/682 on 18-06-2018.

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