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Old Apr 8, 2013, 04:11 AM   #1
coldavo
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Small Lead figurine from Shobak Crusader Fortress in Jordan.

Hi all,

Last year my wife and myself were fortunate to visit the 12th century Shobak Crusader Fortress in Jordan. The only non-tourist that we saw for many miles was an older Bedouin selling some curiosities on a plank table at the fortress. The items offered ranged from an ancient arrowhead to a 100 year old army buckle.

My wife was pleased to obtain this small (46mm high) figurine. It appears to be made of lead and is obviously quite old. Our only thought re the figure is that it could be a Pilgrim memento or holy figure.

We would appreciate any information that anyone can give us re the item.

All the best,
Col
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Old May 23, 2013, 05:36 AM   #2
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It is hard to tell from the photos, but it looks modern to me. The edges of the figurine seem to be squarely cut, which would be odd for lead this old. Quite often the people selling around tourist sites are selling copies.
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