The CBd
Magical gem: Ibis tied to an altar (A) πέσσε, πέσσε, πέσσε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-777
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 462, EA 56462
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 462 (EA 56462)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 406; Michel, DMG, no. 27.2.a_10
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
albite, brown
Dimensions:
28 x 21 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. The bird is tied with a cord at the neck to an altar behind it on the right. The altar is built of two pillars topped with a vase with three stalks of plant.
B: Inscription in three lines: πεσσε|πεσσε|πεσσε → πέσσε, πέσσε, πέσσε. 'Digest, digest, digest!'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-777
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-777

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CBd-777. 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/777 on 21-11-2017.

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