11 June 2001
AN OLD BABYLONIAN BANDED AGATE CYLINDER SEAL
Circa 1683-1647 B.C.
With a single figure of a goddess in a long fringed robe, standing with both arms raised, the terminal a three-line inscription in Babylonian cuneiform naming the owner "Gimil-Marduk, son of Sîn-ellassu, servant of Ammi-ditana"
29 x 13.5 mm
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The owner of this seal was the servant of Ammi-ditana, King of Babylon from 1683-1647 B.C., and the great-grandson of Hammurabi.
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