The CBd
Amulet(?) gem: Ares with stars
CBd-Number:
CBd-78
ID-Number:
HU_Debrecen, Déri Museum_R.XI.53
Collection:
HU_Debrecen, Déri Museum
Inventory:
R.XI.53
Material:
carnelian, yellow to orange
Dimensions:
1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Gesztelyi)
Iconography:
altar; Ares, Mars ultor-type; shoes: boots; stars (2); vessel: patera; weapon: armour; weapon: helmet; weapon: shield; weapon: spear
Place of discovery:
Brigetio?

A:  Frontal view of Ares wearing armour and boots, helmeted head to right. Right hand raised and leaning on a spear, tip pointing upwards, left hand lowered beside the body, slightly outstretched, holding a patera over an altar with flames burning. On the right side, beside the figure, a shield, seen from the side. The figure wears armour, helmet, boots and chlamys. To the left and right of the figure, two eight-pointed stars.
B: Plain.

For the image of Ares in arms on amulets, see Damigeron - Evax, s.v. Sardio; ibidem XXVIII, s.v. Lapis chalcedonius (Halleux - Schamp 1985, 233, 5 and 266).

Bibliography
Gesztelyi 1998, 138, No. 22.

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CBd-78. 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/78 on 11-12-2017.

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