The CBd
Amulet(?) gem: Dioscouri
CBd-Number:
CBd-689
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 336, ΕA 56336
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 336 (ΕA 56336)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 303
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
chalcedony (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
20 x 16 x 7 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: mantle; Dioscouri; shoes, unspecified; stars (2); weapon: helmet; weapon: spear; weapon: sword

A: Two standing male figures (Dioscouri) on a baseline, facing each other. Both wearing shoes, chlamys and helmets. Outer arms resting on the hips, and holding swords, inside arms raised high and holding spears. Above the figures’ head, two six-pointed stars (with a further star above the shoulder of the figure on the left, and perhaps another one on the opposite side?).
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-689
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-689

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CBd-689. 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/689 on 23-10-2017.

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