The CBd
Magical gem: Ouroboros encircling Φρῆν
CBd-Number:
CBd-70
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MNR_78755
Collection:
IT_Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano, Medagliere
Inventory:
78755
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Ro 34
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
17.4 x 13.8 x 2.5 mm
Iconography:
Ouroboros
Divine Names & Voces:
Φρῆ and variants

Transverse oval gem with trapezoid section, both faces flat, edges diagonally cut. Lower part chipped.
A: Ouroboros with head at top to right, encircling the word: φρην → variant of Φρῆ. The engraving of the letter ν differs from that of the other letters – perhaps a later addition?
B: Plain.

(Description: Chiara Ciampi – CBd. Alterations from A. Mastrocinque in SGG are based on close observation of the gem by Chiara Ciampi and Á. M. Nagy, 2015-2016).

Bibliography
SGG I, 100, fig. 30.
SGG II, 142, Ro 34.

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CBd-70. 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/70 on 11-12-2017.

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Credits by Attilio Mastrocinque

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