The CBd
Magical gem: Hermes and Thoth
CBd-Number:
CBd-437
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 131, EΑ 56131
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 131 (EΑ 56131)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 58; Michel, DMG, no. 27.1.b_6
Former Collections:
Eastwood, George; Praun and Mertens Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
21.5 x 9 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
bird: ibis; clothing: mantle; crown, hemhem; Hermes; kerykeion; plant: branch; primeval mound; shoes: boots; Thoth
Divine Names & Voces:
δαρυγκω, variants; κομβοβα and variants; Ὥρα

A: On the left: ibis standing on the primeval mound with kerykeion, and hemhem-crown on its head. On the right: standing male figure (Hermes) wearing chlamys and shoes, and holding a branch in his left hand. The two figures are facing each other. Inscription on the right: κομβο; on the left βαι. Between the figures: ρυ|ν|γω. Below: ωρα → κομβοβα ι <δα>ρυνγω ωρα (S. Michel).
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-437
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-437

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CBd-437. 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/437 on 14-11-2019.

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