The CBd
Magical gem: Magna Mater, Danubian riders (A) θουριβηλ (B)
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, no. 302; Michel, DMG, no. 13_3
Former Collections:
Eastwood, George; Mertens-Schaaffhausen, Sibylle (Köln, 1797 – Rome, 1857); Rhodes, Gregory
Material:
jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
11 x 15 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: cap, Phrygian; clothing: garment; Danubian riders (2); figures, unidentified (2); gesture, lying; Magna Mater; snakes (2); weapon: spear
Divine 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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CBd-688. 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/688 on 23-10-2017.

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