The CBd
Magical gem: Crucifixion, Greek text (A) voces (B)
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
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
30 x 25 x 6 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
cross; gesture, crucifixion; Jesus Christ
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; vocales, αεηιουω; voces, unidentified; βαδητοφωθ and variants; Ἐμμανουήλ; 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: υιε|πατηριη|σουχριστε|σοαμνωα|μωαιωα||εηιουω|αρταννα|λυσιου|[υ]ι[ου] → Υἱέ, Πατήρ, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ σοαμ νωαμ ωαωι αεηιουω ἀρτάννα λυσίου υἱοῦ → 'O Son, Father, o Jesus Christ soam nōam ōaōi, the Greek vowel series, o cross(-beam) of the Redeeming [S]o[n]' (R. Kotansky).
B: Rest of an inscription in ten lines: ιωε|ευαευη|[1-3] ιουισυε|ιιαδητοφω|θιεσσβτσκηε||ψμαναυηλα|
στραπερκμη|φμειθωαρ|μεμπε|[.]...[.] → Ἰωε ευα ευη ... ιουι σὺ εἶ Ιαδητοφωθ Ἰεσεβτεκη Ἐμμανουηλ Ἀστραπερκμηφ Μειθω Αρμεμπε. 'Iōe eua euē(?) [1-3]ịoui, you a[re] Iadētophōth Iesebtekē Emanauēl Astraperkmēph Meithō Armempe …' (R. Kotansky).

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-815
Spier, Gems on CBD-815
Kotansky 2017
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-815

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CBd-815. 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/815 on 19-02-2020.

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