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This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the book Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum: Stamp Seals III: Impressions of Stamp Seals on Cuneiform Tablets, Clay Bullae, and Jar Handles. The book provides an inventory of the impressions of Near Eastern stamp seals on cuneiform tablets and clay bullae, as well as on jar handles from Palestine, in the collections of the British Museum. The Catalogue contains entries covering the periods from Adad-nerari III (808–783 B.C.) to Alexander I Balas (150–145 B.C.), but not all rulers are represented. The chapter presents the list which indicates the degree of completeness in the coverage. The evidence to be derived from the British Museum collection, however, is unbalanced because nearly all the impressions of the Neo-Assyrian period are from Assyria, and those of the Neo-Babylonian, Achaemenian and Hellenistic periods are from Babylonia.

Keywords: British museum; clay bullae; cuneiform tablets; jar handles; Neo-Assyrian period; stamp seals; Western Asiatic seals



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