Jewish Bread-Stamp from Sardis

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 October 2016

In the Late Roman Period, the Jewish faith was expressed through symbols of personal items in much the same way as for Christianity. The Jewish "Menorah" is depicted on this bread-stamp. The stamp bears the name of "Leontios", which perhaps was designed to indicate that the bread was kosher. 200s to 500s CE. From Sardis, Lydia, modern-day Turkey. (The British Museum, London).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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