An Archaic Inscription from Byblos

  title={An Archaic Inscription from Byblos},
  author={Javier Teixidor},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={70 - 71}
  • J. Teixidor
  • Published 1 February 1977
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
In a recent article F. M. Cross and P. K. McCarter (1973) have reexamined an inscribed clay cone found at Byblos and published by M. Dunand (1950). The object bears a clearly incised text of eight letters which Cross and McCarter read as follows: Ph:'S bbd, "Belonging to 'AhPl1, son of BUdT." The authors have rightly pointed out that the assimilation of the element bin to the bet of the patronymic is "a phonetic phenomenon well attested at Byblus in the archaic period," and that 
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