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Lot 49

A rectangular cuneiform brick, each end of square cross-section, inscribed on six sides with...

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Lot 49

A rectangular cuneiform brick, each end of square cross-section, inscribed on six sides with...

Price Realised: £169

Estimate: £100 - £200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 49


A rectangular cuneiform brick, each end of square cross-section, inscribed on six sides with impressed cuneiform text, Not Ancient, 13cm x 3xm x 2,7cm, accompanied by an inscribed note: ‘Brick from Ur of the Chaldees brought me by Frank Ford msmk. A bill or lease?’

Provenance: Roland Tracy Ashe Money-Kyrle (1866-1928), Archdeacon of Hereford. A gift from his curate, Frank Ford, probably between 1910-1926, while he was Rector of Ross-on-Wye. UK private collection, by descent.


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