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Magical gem: Lion striding left, Greek inscription with archangel names (A) voces (B) characteres and letters (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1319
ID-Number:
US-Boston, MFA_12.174
Collection:
US_Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Inventory:
12.174
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 73; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.1.a_2
Former Collections:
Hall, Edward H.
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18 mm (MFA) x 10 mm (Bonner)
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (MFA)
Iconography:
animal: lion
Divine Names & Voces:
αβωχωνιωχ; Βαϊνχωωωχ, variants; Γαβριήλ and variants; Μιχαήλ; νααβις βιενουθ and variants; νιχαρωπληξ and variants; σεμεσειλαμ and variants

A: Lion striding in profile to left, inscription in three lines above: μιχα|ηλβισ|νουθ, and below: βριμω|χαβρ|ιηλ. → Μιχαήλ, βισνουθ (variant of βιενουθ); below: Βριμὼ Χαβριήλ (variant of Γαβριήλ). 
B: Greek inscription in eight lines: [νιχ]αρ|οπληξ|αβωχω|νιωχβα|ινχωω||χωσεμ|εσιλα|μψ → variant of νιχαρωπληξ; αβωχωνιωχ, βαινχωωχω: variants of Βαϊνχωωωχ (anagrams); σεμεσιλαμψ: variant of σεμεσειλαμ.
C: Characteres and Greek letters around the edge.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1319
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston website on CBd-1319
 

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CBd-1319. 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/1319 on 24-11-2020.

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