- Museum number
Copper alloy plaque; fragment; raised inscription; parts of two lines only; decorated along the bottom.
- Production date
- 1stC BC-2ndC (probably)
Length: 36.83 centimetres
Thickness: 0.60 centimetres
Width: 27.94 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hand written description on the record card thus:
"Fragment of plate with inscription in Himyaritic in raised letters. Badly broken, parts of two lines only".
- Not on display
- Fragment; badly broken, with only part of the lower portion surviving.
- 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 71 (siglum)