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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.
AI59004. Terracotta plaque tessera, 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 Saturday, August 17, 2019.
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