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Arabic seal (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, wearing maphorion, with Christ before her. Sigla: ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Arabic Inscription. Wreath Border.

ريا قبيل بن سحرا ؟. . .

جعد ؟

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, wearing maphorion, with Christ before her. Sigla: ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Arabic Inscription. Wreath Border.

ريا قبيل بن سحرا ؟. . .

جعد ؟

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4585
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

ريا قبيل بن سحرا ؟. . .

جعد ؟

. . . qabiil ibn sahraan. . . Ja'ad (?)

Commentary

The Arabic script is strangely written, and requires further interpretation. The phrase from the second half of the second line through the third line is also found on 1955.1.4589.