The CBd
Magical pendant: Holy Rider (A) archangel names (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-809
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 484, EA 56484
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 484 (EA 56484)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 451
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
42 x 21 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; gesture, lying; moon, crescent; rider spearing the evil; star; weapon: spear
Divine Names & Voces:
Γαβριήλ and variants; Ἰάω; Μιχαήλ; Οὐριήλ; Σαβαώθ, variants; Χερουβίμ

A: Rider on horseback in profile to right, wearing tunic and mantle, head surrounded with a nimbus, right hand holding a spear. He is trampling over a figure lying on the ground, with long hair and arms tied (?) Inscription around, beginning next to the horse’s hindlegs: εισθεοσονικωντακ[.] → εἷς θεὸς ὁ νικῶν τὰ κακ[ά]. 'The sole God, who overcomes evil.'
B: Inscription in six lines: ιαωσα|βαωμιχ|αηλγαβρ|ι[..]ουρι|ηλχερου|βιν → Ἰάω, Σαβαώ, Μιχαήλ, Γαβρι[ήλ], Οὐριήλ, Χερουβί{ν}<μ>. 'Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Cherubim'. At the end of the sixth line, a star and a crescent (?); below, two diagonal lines.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-809
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-809

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CBd-809. 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/809 on 15-07-2020.

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