AP-009

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AP-009
AP-009 Face.jpg
The unique identifying number for this artefact.
Item Code:
AP-009
The quality of the data.
Data Quality:
The general type of artefact.
Type:
Stamp Seal
The site/location the artefact was found at.
Site:
Arpachiyah
The basic colour of the artefact.
Basic Colour:
Black
The specific colour of the artefact.
Specific Colour:
Black
The general type of material the artefact is made of i.e. Stone or Bone.
Base Material:
Stone
The specific material the artefact is made of i.e. Marble or Limestone.
Specific Material:
Unknown Stone
See Artefact Condition for a full definition of condition types
Condition:
Chipped
Phasing
The traditional archaeological phase the artefact is from.
Period:
Halaf
The site or regional specific archaeological phase the artefact is from.
Sub-Period:
Unknown (Arpachiyah)
The Aktanak phase the object is from
Phase:
ArpMid
The earliest date BCE the object could be
Earliest Date:
5600
The latest date BCE the object could be
Latest Date:
5400
Comment on the phasing of the object
Phasing Comment:
Trench C is very poorly recorded but contained the stone roads which are Halaf in this section and a 'tholos ossuary'. The location is also problematic but is likely between D and F which would suggest the artefact is also ArpMid.
Measurements
Arbitary type with a similar size
Scale:
Length being the longest edge
Length:
17.20 mm
0.677 inches
Width being the shorter edge
Width:
11.71 mm
0.0117 m
1.171 cm
1.171e-5 km
7.276254e-6 miles
0.0384 foot
Height of the artefact, including suspension loop
Full Height:
7.46 mm
0.00746 m
0.746 cm
7.46e-6 km
4.635428e-6 miles
0.0245 foot
Weight
Weight
1.5 g
0.0015 kg
2.362095e-4 stones
0.00331 lb
0.0529 onces
Comment on the completeness of the measurements
Measurement Comment:
Complete

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Classifications

Artefact description

Roughly oval very dark green stone pendant seal; profile is wedge shaped but tapers only close to the bottom of the seal; pierced inline with the body of the seal at the top; incised geometric design has 2 horizontal lines intersected with regular diagonals surrounded by incised lines roughly aligned with the centre of the seal. Condition is generally good but there is some slight chipping at the top.

Body and Design information

The type of object
Body Type:
Pendant
The design group of the object
Design Type:
Cross-hatching
The profile of the object defines the reverse and method of suspension
Body Reverse:
Wedge
The design sub group of the object
Design Sub-Type:
Central strip with peripheral lines
Defines the shape of the face of the object
Body Face:
Oval
The specific elements that form the seal design
Design Elements:
The specific elements that form the seal body
Body Elements:
If a sealing, the type (door, label, etc.) of sealing
Sealing Type:
Not a Sealing
Nature of the Piercing
Piercing Type:
Pierced through Body
Type Comments:


Specific Location

Context: Unknown
Coordinates:
Depth: 2.5 m
Site Area: Arpachiyah C
Site Lot: Unassigned
Site Lot Group: Unassigned

Additional Information

Artefact Location: The British Museum
Artefact Excavator: Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan
Artefact Excavator Type: Amulet
Artefact Excavator Number: A. 5
Artefact Depot Number: 1934,0210.344
Artefact References: Mallowan and Rose (1935) (Pl. VIII(a) & Pl. VI(a) & Fig. 50.2), Von Wickede (1990) (p.289 no.95)

Attached Media

ArtefactFace:
The Face of AP-009
ArtefactSide:
The Side(s) of AP-009
ArtefactReverse:
The Reverse of AP-009
ArtefactImpression:
The Impression of AP-009
ArtefactOther:
Other perspectives of AP-009
ArtefactDrawing:
Drawing of AP-009
ArtefactAdditionalMedia:
None.jpg

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Facts about "AP-009"
ArtefactAdditionalMediaImage:None +
ArtefactBasicColourBlack +
ArtefactConditionChipped +
ArtefactContextUnknown +
ArtefactDepotNumber1934,0210.344 +
ArtefactDepth2.5 m +
ArtefactDescriptionRoughly oval very dark green stone pendant
Roughly oval very dark green stone pendant seal; profile is wedge shaped but tapers only close to the bottom of the seal; pierced inline with the body of the seal at the top; incised geometric design has 2 horizontal lines intersected with regular diagonals surrounded by incised lines roughly aligned with the centre of the seal. Condition is generally good but there is some slight chipping at the top.
there is some slight chipping at the top. +
ArtefactDrawingFile:None.jpg +
ArtefactExcavatorMax Edgar Lucien Mallowan +
ArtefactExcavatorNumberA. 5 +
ArtefactExcavatorTypeAmulet +
ArtefactFaceFile:AP-009 Face.jpg +
ArtefactHeightFull0.00746 m (0.746 cm, 7.46 mm, 7.46e-6 km, 4.635428e-6 miles, 0.0245 foot, 0.294 inches) +
ArtefactImpressionFile:None.jpg +
ArtefactLength17.2 mm (0.677 inches) +
ArtefactLocationCategory:The British Museum +
ArtefactMeasurementCommentComplete +
ArtefactOtherFile:None.jpg +
ArtefactPhaseArpMid +
ArtefactReferencesMallowan and Rose (1935) (Pl. VIII(a) & Pl. VI(a) & Fig. 50.2) + and Von Wickede (1990) (p.289 no.95) +
ArtefactReverseFile:AP-009 Reverse.jpg +
ArtefactSideFile:AP-009 Side.jpg +
ArtefactSpecificColourBlack +
ArtefactTypeCategory:Stamp Seal +
ArtefactWeight0.0015 kg (1.5 g, 2.362095e-4 stones, 0.00331 lb, 0.0529 onces) +
ArtefactWidth0.0117 m (1.171 cm, 11.71 mm, 1.171e-5 km, 7.276254e-6 miles, 0.0384 foot, 0.461 inches) +
BodyFaceOval +
BodyPiercingPierced through Body +
BodyReverseWedge +
BodyTypePendant +
DesignGroupCross-hatching +
DesignSubGroupCentral strip with peripheral lines +
ItemCodeAP-009 +
MaterialBasicCategory:Stone +
MaterialSpecificCategory:Unknown Stone +
PeriodHalaf +
PhaseCommentTrench C is very poorly recorded but contained the stone roads which are Halaf in this section and a 'tholos ossuary'. The location is also problematic but is likely between D and F which would suggest the artefact is also ArpMid. +
SealingTypeNot a Sealing +
SiteCategory:Arpachiyah +
SiteAreaCategory:Arpachiyah Site Areas +
SiteLotUnassigned +
SiteLotGroupUnassigned +
SubPeriodUnknown (Arpachiyah) +
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