Stamps (2.80)
(188 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Seal and Stamp Inscriptions; Stamps

Commentary

There are more than one hundred stamps on identical handles, and as proved by the examinations of D. Ussishkin in Lachish, they appear on one or two of the four handles where the others had the lmlk stamps ( COS COSB.2.77). These stamps belonged to more than 30 persons, who were the officials responsible for the standard measures of the jars.1 The following are a few examples.

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Heltzer, Michael, “Stamps (2.80)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 17 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_80>



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