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Rare Assyrian Amuletic Bead with Name of King Shalmaneser, 2nd ML BC

A tabular oval agate bead with seven incised cuneiform characters denoting the royal name ‘Shalmaneser’ (šul-má-nu - MAŠ aš-ár-ed).

There were five kings of Assyria with this name, ranging from Shalmaneser I (1274–1245 BC) to Shalmaneser V (727–722 BC), the biblical conqueror.

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