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South Arabian Gold Seal - LO.1201
Origin: South Arabia
Circa: 1 st Century BC

Collection: Near Eastern Art
Style: Old South Arabian
Medium: Gold


Location: Great Britain
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Description
Gold signet featuring two romping quadrupeds, possibly ibexes, leaping over an object, a three- stemmed plant and a lizard, at the extremities, separated by finely drilled lines. In the centre an Old Arabian inscription, possibly indicating the name of a person, either Mathil or Mithal, a name which occurs in Safaitic and Sabaean respectively.

Translation and interpretation kindly provided by Prof. K.A. Kitchen, University of Liverpool. - (LO.1201)

 

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