The bull figurine is remarkable. Apparently there are parallel object in the British Museum, but this is the first one I have seen from the Roman period. A bronze and silver bull figurine dating to the first half of the second millenium B.C.E. was found at Ashkelon. And among the gold and lead (?) codices seized from smugglers in Turkey last year, there was a bull figurine made of gold and stamped with a menorah.
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