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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/788
CBd-Number:
CBd-788
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 204, EA 56204
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum ()
Inventory:
G 204 (EA 56204)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 430; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.b_5
Former Collections:
Coxe Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
28 x 16 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconographical elements:
animal: horse; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; crown?; gesture, defensive; gesture, lying; Lilith; rider spearing the evil; Solomon; star; weapon: spear
Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Σολομών

A: Rider on a rearing horse to right (Solomon). He is wearing shoes, tunic, mantle and a crown (of rays?) or a headband,  stabbing a woman lying on the earth with a spear held in his right hand. The woman has long hair and is raising her right hand in a defensive gesture (Lilith). In the free field: an eight-pointed star in front of the head of the rider. Inscription around, beginning above the tail of the horse: σολομων|σεσγιατ → Σολομών, unidentified voces.
B: Inscription in three lines: σφρα|γισθε|ου → σφραγὶς θεοῦ. 'Seal of God.' 

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-788
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-788

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