, Syro-Palestinian, Oil , 7th - 8th Century A.D.
This is similar to flat-topped round discovered in , bearing Arabic inscriptions with dates from the eighth century, the name of the , and as the place of manufacture ( 578 and 579). Those are clearly different, but the similarity may indicate the date of our . Perhaps the Tel Aviv source points to a Palestina Prima origin.AG63808.
Judean, "Daroma" , 1st Century - First Half of 2nd Century A.D.
“And you shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive-oil for the light, that a may be set to burn continually.” Exodus 27:20.
writes, "The decorations testify that these were manufactured and used by Jews." An olive spray, the source of the fuel, ornaments the top of this .
also notes the site of the workshop or workshops for this group is uncertain but "it seems certain they were made in one location because of their common features."AL34113. Jewish
, cf. group 3.3.D.5, no. 325; 107 -108, ; 9.5 cm (3 3/4"), finely made, ring , flat discus with olive branch on shoulder, lily on nozzle; very attractive; SOLD
Christian, Late Roman - Early , Antioch, , Oil , Second Half of 4th - 5th Century A.D.
V. Tzaferis has shown that depiction of the , in any form, began in the middle of the 4th century. This is among the earliest examples of the used as a Christian symbol.
with similar , but quite different in overall and obviously from a different workshop (Palestinian), were found in a tomb at Ein Yabrud (central Bank, 7 km northeast of Ramallah) with a gold coin of Constantine.
AL34544. Christian oil
; 7.9 cm (3") long; cf. 907 and 453 ff. (Ein Yabrud, different shape, etc. but certainly same period), , buff , shape, on nozzle with single raised band above, tongue , double molding around fill hole, radial design on shoulder, with slight rim, raised ; ; SOLD
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