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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/790
CBd-Number:
CBd-790
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 480, EA 56480
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum ()
Inventory:
G 480 (EA 56480)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 432; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.b_6
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
33 x 15 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconographical elements:
animal: horse; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; crown, unspecified; gesture, defensive; gesture, lying; Lilith; shoes, unspecified; Solomon; star; weapon: spear
Names & Voces:
Σολομών

A: Rider on a rearing horse to right (Solomon). He is wearing shoes, tunic, mantle and a crown  in his hair,  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 rider’s head: σολομων → Σολομών.
B: Fragment of an inscription: σφ[- - - - - ] → σφ[ραγὶς θεοῦ]. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-790
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-790

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