Archive for March, 2014

Handle Heist

March 29, 2014

This past week, Dr. Robert Deustch reported that the handle shown below was stolen from his Archaeological Center gallery in the Old City of Jaffa:

LNHM_OBDY

It bears an excellent impression from the personal seal of someone named Nahum ‘Abdi (LNHM_OBDY; Sass/Avigad’s #684; Vaughn’s #21a).¬† The name roughly translates to “Comfort/Consolation Servants” or “Comfort/Consolation, My Servant”.

G.M. Grena

 

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