Handle Heist

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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