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Plaque

Object Number:29-108-601
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: Level II, LTN, near Room 43, W. of wall
Period: Byzantine
Date Made: 300-700 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 700
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Lead
Length: 9.1 cm
Width: 8.4 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:635 - Field No SF

Description

Square with ribbed edges and a small curved extension on top pierced. The middle of the upper part of the plaque bears a cross and on either sides of the cross in the upper corners are two obscure objects, perhaps leaves (?). Beneath this are two human busts above a scroll pattern. All of the decoration is in relief. The plaque has been pierced and bent by a blow.

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