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The Numeral XII
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The Numeral XII


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A rectangular strip with a pierced rounded end. The Latin numeral XII (12) is engraved on the front. A Chi-Rho monogram and the name XPICTOY (of Christ) inscribed on the back are all modern additions.
Provenance Kirkor Minassian, New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York and Paris, 1944, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. N5852]; Joseph Brummer Sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 11-14, 1949, lot 288; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription] XII; [Translation] 12; [Monogram] Chi-Rho; [Transcription] XPICTOY; [Translation] of Christ
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
1st-3rd century
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.1124
Measurements
H: 2 5/16 in. (5.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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