The CBd
Magical scarab: Greek inscription (A) scarab (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-922
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 277, EA 56277
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 277 (EA 56277)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 48; Michel, BM, no. 563; Michel, DMG, no. 50.3_1
Former Collections:
Hay, R. J.
Material:
lapis lazuli (blue)
Dimensions:
16 x 33 x 12 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
scarab, with outstreched wings
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants

A: Inscription on tablet in eight lines: κθεντεβ|ερνεχυρτ|ουοπρστυ|φχψουεσ|βερινιομε||γασενουρα|νωαμην|αμην → the letters ο - ψ in alphabetic order (3-4); ὁ μέγας ἐν οὐρανῷ ἀμὴν ἀμήν (5-8) ’Great One in heaven, Amen, Amen’. On the scarab’s left wing, in three lines: αβλα|ναθα|ναλβα → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome. On the scarab’s right wing, in four lines: ακρα|μμα|χαμα|ρε → variant of Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί.
B: Profiled as a scarab with outstretched wings, set on a rectangular inscription tablet.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-922
Bonner 1951 on CBd-922

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CBd-922. 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/922 on 12-12-2017.

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