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Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3
« on: October 31, 2021, 10:30:55 am »
Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3 (JD98656) 4.123g, 15.6mm

Is that something on the reverse? If so, what?

Other information? Refs.?  (I have not tried to research this yet.)

Thanks for any help you can provide. 
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Re: Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 04:51:57 pm »
Hmm, I would expect, if it is anything at all, it wouldn't be a graven image, especially anything pagan.
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Re: Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2021, 03:10:19 pm »
Hi Joe,
These 3 Menorah seals all seem to be double-sided, but I can't make sense of the imagery on the rev for any of them. References are scarce. Still lists 2 examples in his thesis on Roman seals. The catalogue of the Vossen collection by Bill Dalzell and myself, which has just appeared, has 2 Menorah seals (nos 181-182), both with blank reverses. And there are a couple to be found in the regular sales databases of course.
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Re: Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2021, 07:56:31 pm »
Thanks Gert.

I just ordered your book, added a Boersema-Dalzell page to NumisWiki and added the book to the various applicable reference lists throughout the website. I am looking forward to getting it!
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Re: Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 09:32:18 am »
Thanks, Joe, much appreciated!
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Re: Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 10:35:56 am »
Hi Joe

To my eye, do you have a woman and some bird statue there ?

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Re: Menorah Seal - What is on the reverse (anything)? #3
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2021, 05:33:35 pm »
I think that is just like finding shapes in clouds. I would not expect a graven image on the reverse.
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