Magical gem: Magna Mater, Danubian riders (A) θουριβηλ (B)
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CBd-Number: CBd-688
ID-Number: GB-BM-MMEu_G 118, ΕA 56118
Collection: GB_London, The British Museum ()
Inventory: G 118 (ΕA 56118)
References: Michel, BM 302; Michel, DMG 13_3
Former Collections: Eastwood, George Collection, Mertens-Schaaffhausen, Sibylle Collection, Rhodes, Gregory Collection
Material: jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions: 11 x 15 x 2 mm
Dating: 3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconographical elements: clothing: cap, Phrygian; clothing: garment; Danubian riders (2); figures, unidentified (2); gesture, lying; Magna Mater; snakes (2); weapon: spear
Names & Voces: voces, unidentified; Βήλ and variants

A: Female figure in a long garment (Magna Mater), standing to front, and holding two horses, represented in profile, by the reins, each trampling figures lying with face down on the ground. Both riders wear Phrygian caps, and hold spears, behind them: snakes.
B: Inscription in two lines: θου|ριβηλ → vox including Βήλ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-688
Zwierlein-Diehl 2010, 854.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-688

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