University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-108-602
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: Level II, Room 1055, Byzantine reservoir
Period: Byzantine
Date Made: 300-700 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 700
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 10.8cm
Width: 8cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number25-10-340 - Field No SF


In 2 fragments. Thin sheet, rolled when found and originally rectangular. Possibly an imprecation tablet. Incomplete. The exterior surface bears 8 lines, and part of a ninth, of script in Greek characters finely incised; the interior bears about 40 to 43 lines of an inscription also in Greek characters which may possibly by Coptic.

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