The CBd
Magical gem: Greek text (A-B) Vox (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-855
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 505, EA 56505
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 505 (EA 56505)
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 150; Michel, BM, no. 497; Michel, DMG, no. 28.10_1
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
23 x 19 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Divine Names & Voces:
τασβερβερετας and variants

A: Inscription in eight lines: χωρισατε|ιερακιων|αερακαξ?]ο|ετεκεσερ|ηνιλλααποσ||ερηνιλλαστ|ησετεκε|διδυμη → Χωρίσατε Ἱερακίωνα ερακαξ ὃ<ν> ἔτεκε Σερηνίλλα ἀπὸ Σερηνίλλας τῆ{ς}<ν> ἔτεκε Διδύμη. “Separate Hierakion...son of Serenilla, from Serenilla, daughter of Didyme.” (C. Bonner).
B: Inscription in six lines: επιτα|σιγαρομ|[- -]σθεοσκ|ητυγχωχι|ιηφαγκα|ιαφυτ → ἐπιτάσσει γὰρ ὁ μέγας θεὸς [ - - - - - - -]. “For the great god (magical names) commands.” (C. Bonner). 
C: Inscription around the edge: [- -]βερβερστασ → [τασ]βερβερετας.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-855
Michel, BM on CBd-855
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-855

Last modified: 2017-07-08 18:00:31
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-855. 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/855 on 17-12-2017.

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