The CBd
Magical pendant: Holy Rider (A) lion, voces, archangel names (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-810
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 498, EA 56498
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 498 (EA 56498)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 452
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
52 x 27 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; animal: lion; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; figure, female; gesture, arms tied; gesture, lying; nimbus; rider spearing the evil; star
Divine Names & Voces:
Γαβριήλ and variants; Ἰάω; Μιχαήλ; Οὐριήλ; Σαβαώθ, variants

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: εισθεοσονι[.]ν[.]ακακ[.] → εἷς θεὸς ὁ νι[κῶ]ν [τ]ὰ κακ[ά]. 'The sole God, who overcomes evil.'
B: In the upper segment, inscription in five lines: ιαωσα|βαωμιχ|αηλγαβρ|ιηλουριη|λ → Ἰάω, Σαβαώ, Μιχαήλ, Γαβριήλ, Οὐριήλ. In the middle, a six-pointed star; in the lower segment, a lion in profile to right.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-810
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-810

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CBd-810. 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/810 on 23-03-2019.

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