- Museum number
Copper alloy plaque; Sabaean dedicatory inscription in raised characters; only top three lines preserved; highly stylised decorative vine scroll in a separate frame at the top.
- Production date
- 1stC BC-2ndC (probably)
Thickness: 0.15 - 0.40 centimetres
Height: 12.20 centimetres
Width: 16.90 centimetres
- Not on display
- 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: 28 (old exhibition number (?); cited as a BM number by Pirenne)
Miscellaneous number: CIH 96 (siglum (Kitchen 2000a wrongly reads CIH 9))