- Museum number
Copper alloy plaque; Sabaean dedicatory inscription in raised characters; seven lines; undulating vine-scroll along the bottom; row of dentils at the top; perforated at each corner; right corner missing.
- Production date
- 1stC BC-2ndC (probably)
Thickness: 0.15 - 0.40 centimetres
Height: 22.50 centimetres
Width: 12 centimetres
- Not on display
- Incomplete; right corner missing.
- 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 89 (siglum)