6 December 2000
A NEO-BABYLONIAN CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL
Circa 8th-7th Century B.C.
Engraved with a bearded hero in a long garment standing with his arms up-raised before a pair of upright crossed goats, a third upright goat to their left, a star and crescent in the field, with a West Semitic four-letter inscription reading, LRBA, "to Reba"
1 in. (2.5 cm) long
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