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Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Chancel screen with a depiction of the cross on Golgotha
The church at Horvat Bata, Carmiel, Israel
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Baptismal font hewn in stone
Central church at Herodium
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bread stamp divided into four parts by a cross
Tiberias
Early Muslim Period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bronze censers from the Holy Land
Different sites in Israel: Southern Temple Mount, Beit Shean, Shoham, Yatir
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Glass oil lamps with wick holders suspended by bronze hanging devices
Shlomi & Evron, Western Galilee; Visitation Church, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
5th-7th century
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bronze chandelier with a cross in its center designed to hold seven glass oil lamps
Church at Dor, Israel
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Eulogia token with a depiction of the Adoration of the Magi
Beit Shean
6th-7th century
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bronze cross-pendants decorated with circles
From tombs at different places, Israel
6th-7th century
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Pottery eulogia ampulla
Caesarea, Israel
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Local eulogia ampulla
Ramat Rahel
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
The Adoration of the Magi depicted on eulogia tokens
Beth Shean and Samaria
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Pottery eulogia ampulla
Outside the Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Byzantine period
Islamic Art & Archaeology
Arab-Byzantine coin
Struck in Damascus
Second half of the 7th century
Islamic Art & Archaeology
Early Islamic coin
Struck in Damascus
698 CE (78 AH)
Islamic Art & Archaeology
Animal-shaped vessel
Beth Shean
8th century CE




























Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Jewish legal inscription from a synagogue
Rehov, Beth Shean Valley
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Torah shrine column decorated with a stepped pattern and acanthus leaves
Chorazin synagogue
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Menorah
En Gedi synagogue
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Church aisle mosaic
Kissufim, western Negev
578 CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bread stamp decorated with images of Mary and Jesus, who holds a book with a cross on its cover, flanked by a pair of angels
Khirbet Dusawi (east of Gaza)
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
The Annunciation depicted on a pilgrim’s flask
Jerusalem
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
The “Credo” in Greek on a potsherd
Unprovenanced
6th–7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Synagogue menorah
Ma'on, Southern Hebron Hills
Byzantine period, 6th–7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Synagogue menorah
Hammat Tiberias
4th–5th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Lampstand decorated with crosses
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Mirror plaque in the shape of a building facade flanked by two menorahs and decorated with a row of birds
Unprovenanced
5th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Mirror plaque decorated with crosses
Unprovenanced
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Mirror plaque in the shape of a man
Unprovenanced
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Amulet of Yosi son of Zenobia
Meroth, Upper Galilee
5th–9th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Samaritan mezuzah bearing excerpts from the Ten Commandments
Kefar Bilu
6th–7th century CE