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Knocker

Object Number:29-108-107
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: Level II, LTN, Room 46
Period: Byzantine
Date Made: 300-700 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 700
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Cross
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:643 - Field No SF

Description

In form of cross, 2 long extensions are broken and missing. Arms widen out at extremities and each arm terminates in 2 knobs. Middle is loop attachment holding ring. Length was probably pierced in 2 places for attachemnt, only one remaining.Possibly a fragment from a polycandela.

Bibliography:

[Book] Fitzgerald, Gerald M. 1931. Beth-Shan Excavations 1921-1923: the Arab and Byzantine Levels.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate XXXVIII, no. 21; Page 42View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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