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Magical amulet: CG 509

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

The anguipede, its cock-head in profile to the right and body to the front, holding a whip in its right hand which extends above its head. A piece of cloth is draped over the right arm, and a round shield is held by the left, and is inscribed. There is a surrounding legend. reverse: an elongated mummy-like figure in profile to the right and possibly wearing a kalathos either standing or lying full-length across the centre field. the legend which runs along the back of the mummy is a vowel series which is incomplete due to damage.

Notes

History note: Given by Mrs J.A. Venn

Measurements and weight

18
21*

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Venn, J. A., Mrs

Dating

3rd-4th century A.D.
Circa 200 - Circa 400

School or Style

Roman Imperial

Components of the work

Intaglio

Materials used in production

Chert-bloodstone

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 509
Primary reference Number: 124587
Gem catalogue number: B 327(CM)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 April 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 25 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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