The CBd
Magical gem: Ibis tied on altar (A) πέσσε, πέσσε, πέσσε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-776
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 434, EA 56434
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 434 (EA 56434)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 405; Michel, DMG, no. 27.2.a_9
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
16 x 12 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
bird: ibis, tied to an altar; cord; plant: stalks of (3)

A: Ibis, striding in profile to left, with wings slightly spreaded. The bird is tied with a cord at the neck to an altar behind it on the right. The cylindrical altar is topped with three stalks of plant.
B: Inscription in three lines: πεσσε|πεσσε|πεσσε → πέσσε, πέσσε, πέσσε. 'Digest, digest, digest!'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-776
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-776

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CBd-776. 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/776 on 21-11-2017.

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