- Museum number
Copper alloy plaque; lost-wax cast; Sabaean dedicatory inscription (raised) in nine lines; framed by running vinescroll; broken in half.
- Production date
- 1stC BC-2ndC (probably)
Thickness: 0.20 - 0.50 centimetres
Width: 18.50 - 19.20 centimetres
Height: 25.10 centimetres
Length: 10 inches
Width: 7.37 inches
- Curator's comments
- Previously regarded as 3rdC AD by Pirenne
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1988 14 Dec-1989 15 Sep, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tropenmuseum, Jemen
1987 9 Apr-Sep, Germany, Munich, Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Aus dem Reich von Saba – 3000 Jahre Kunst und Kultur des Glucklichen Arabien
1976-1997 BM, West Stairs: South Arabian Landing [SAL], south wall
- In two pieces.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This group "were discovered at Amran, near San'a, in or before the year 1855" (S. Birch, 'Inscriptions in the Himyaritic character now deposited in the British Museum, chiefly discovered in South Arabia', London 1863). Trustees Papers, Miscellaneous Communications, 29 October 1862, no. 10172, on the presentation of "copper plates from Amran"; Report of Donations, 5/11/62 (received 6/11/62), no. 10370: report of receipt of Coghlan's suggestion that inscriptions be published; General Reports, 5/11/62, no. 10370, on the publication of Himyaritic inscriptions and a bowl; 10/12/62, no. 11462, likely publication cost estimated at £100.
Donation acknowledged with thanks by Birch, letter dated 30/12/62 (ANE Correspondence).
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: CIH 83 (siglum)
Miscellaneous number: Os. 14 (Osiander)
Miscellaneous number: RES 2691