- Museum number
Fragment of dark limestone torus: from a column base; with the right-hand side of a six-line Elamite inscription and the left-hand side of a five-line Babylonian inscription of Artaxerxes II (404-3 59 BC). Engraved, polished surfaces.
- Production date
- 400BC (about)
Height: 7 centimetres
Length: 51 centimetres
Weight: 7.50 kilograms (weighed for G52, March 2007)
Width: 12.50 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
See also 1893,1014.54
Previously described as diorite but the material is limestone.
- On display (G52/dc5)
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug, London, BM, G52/IRAN/6/10
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, London, BM, G49/IRAN/6
1975-ca 1990, Jul-, London, BM, Iranian Room [IR], case ?, nos 2-3 (part
1931, BM, Persian Room, wall-case [WC] 15, shelf 4.
1889, Paris, possibly exhibited at the Paris Exhibition (prior to acquisition by BM)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired in 1893 from I. Sasson and Co. of Wardour Street, London; formerly in the collection of Mr Lindo Myers (1890). A single letter from Sasson to L. King, dated 11 August 1893, acknowledges a letter of his of three days previously, and refers to the "inscribed diorite stones" (ANE Correspondence, 1893: q.v. Sasson)
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 12140 (NB. not BM Number)