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Menorah Token
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Menorah Token


Description Provenance Credit
Description Tokens like this one, made for private use, were at times also inscribed with the name of the owner. In this period, the menorah was considered a symbol of the Jewish hope for deliverance from persecution, and was imprinted on small amulets throughout the eastern Mediterranean region.
Provenance Pete N. Nickolas ("Helios Old World Antiques"), Westminster, Maryland, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1993, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1993

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Period
4th-6th century (Late Antique)
Medium
lead
(Metal)
Accession Number
55.100
Measurements
H: 1 1/4 x W: 1 1/16 x D: 3/16 in. (3.1 x 2.7 x 0.5 cm)
Geography
  • Israel (Place of Discovery)

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