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Arabic seal (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3739
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Obverse overstruck at least once. Flan too small for reverse die.

Obverse

Overstruck seal. It shows the bust of a male saint, a cross on steps at 7 o'clock, and one letter: η. No visible border.

Reverse

Arabic inscription. No visible border.

نسر ؟ حم ؟

Translation

نسر ؟ حم ؟ .H

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Commentary

The obverse is difficult to read as it is clearly overstruck, perhaps twice. The reverse is in Arabic, but the flan is too small for the die. As a result the Arabic is too fragmentary for even a single word to be satisfactorily interpreted.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3739
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Obverse overstruck at least once. Flan too small for reverse die.

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3739
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Obverse overstruck at least once. Flan too small for reverse die.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3739
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Obverse overstruck at least once. Flan too small for reverse die.

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