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Ringstone: CG 455

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A lamassu (winged bull with human head), reclining in profile to the right. The wings are recurved and the head is male, bearded and moustached. Above is a muddled inscription, read by Bivar as presumably 'pst/'n L y(zdty), Reliance on God. The oblique stork is intended to mark the division in the legend.

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Method of acquisition: Bought


5th Century-6th Century
Circa 400 AD - Circa 600 AD

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 455
Primary reference Number: 124533
Gem catalogue number: E.46.1907
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 7 February 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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