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Roman, Palmyra, Syria, Terracotta Plaque Tessera, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
Palmyra, in the heart of Syrian Desert. was the capital of Queen Zenobia. This tessera may have been made during the time of her short lived Palmyrene Empire.
, cf. E. De. Boccard
, Les tesseres et les Monnaies de Palmyre; cf. Malloy, Writings of Mankind, 1990, 33; 3 x 2 cm, Choice
, flat plaque depicting a lion
lower left, palm
tree in the center, crescent moon upper left, and star
upper right, two lines of inscription
of Palmyrene Aramaic; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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