- Museum number
Copper alloy armlet; incised decoration consisting of four groups of six transverse lines; overlapping terminals.
Diameter: 10.50 centimetres (exterior)
Diameter: 7.50 centimetres (interior)
Weight: 652.10 grammes
- Curator's comments
The site where object is said to have been found was also the provenance of a large collection of inscribed bronze tablets presented to the Museum in 1862 (see Simpson StJ 2002a, cats 31, 219).
Bowers catalogue entry
Possibly 1st century BC
diameter (ext.) 10.5 cm, diameter (int.) 7.5 cm; 652.1 g weight
ANE 1863-1-3,2 = E48283
Purchased from John Calvert
This bronze armlet with overlapping ends was originally acquired in Yemen by Major C.K. Macdonald. The town where it is said to have been found was also the provenance of a large collection of inscribed bronze tablets which was presented to the Museum in 1862 by Brigadier-General William Marcus Coghlan (1803-1885), who was then the British Governor and Commandant of Aden.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002 5 Jun-13 Oct, BM, 'Queen of Sheba: Treasures from ancient Yemen'
2004-2005 17 Oct-13 Mar, California, Bowers Museum, 'Queen of Sheba: Legend and Reality'
- Some old scratches and surface abrasion.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected in Yemen by Major C.K. Macdonald and subsequently purchased by The British Museum in January 1863 from John Calvert.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number