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Magical gem: Crucifixion, Greek text (A) names (B)
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/815
CBd-Number:
CBd-815
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,1
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum ()
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,1
References:
Michel, BM, no. 457; Spier, Gems, no. 443; Michel, DMG, no. 31.4_1
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection; Pereire, Roger Collection
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
30 x 25 x 6 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconographical elements:
cross; gesture, crucifixion; Jesus Christ
Names & Voces:
vocales; voces, unidentified; βαδητοφωθ and variants; Ἰησοῦς; Ἰάω, variants; σατραπερκμηφ and variants; Χριστός

A:Crucified figure on a tall cross with a short base. The wrists are tied to the cross, feet held as if hanging in the air, bearded head with long hair in profile to left.  Letters in the free field, above the head of the figure: υιε. Inscription in eight lines to the left and right of the image: πατηριη|σουχριστε|σοαμνωα|μωαωια|[.]σηιουω||[.]αρταννα|[- -]υσιου|[- -]ι[- -] → Υἱέ, Πατήρ, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ. 'Son, Father, Jesus Christ', voces (J. Spier)
B: Rest of an inscription in ten lines: ιωε|ευαευιι|[.]ιουισυε|[.]αδητοφν|θιεσσετσκηε||
[.]μαναυηλα|στραπστκμη|φμειθωαρ|μεμπε|[- - -] → voces including vocales, βαδητοφωθ, variant of σατραπερκμηφ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-815
Spier, Gems on CBD-815
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-815

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