mages (originally kodachrome slides) were taken by Dr. Harold Mare in 1974 when he participated in the Andrews University excavation at Hesban.
Oil lamps and pottery from a Roman tomb at Hesban.
Oil lamp with splayed nozzle from Hesban.
Moldmade oil lamp (second century AD) from Hesban.
Southern end of a monumental Late Roman stairway in excavation unit D.3.39 at Hesban. Most of the stones were robbed out during the Byzantine Period.
A coin (special object no. 249) minted at Esbus (Hesban) during the Roman Period. The obverse shows a bust of Elagabalus (AD 218 - 222) with inscription reading AVTKMAVR ANTONI AVT(o) [ K(rator) M(arcus) AVR(elius) ANTONI(nus)]. The term Autokrater is the Greek equivalent of the Latin term Imperator. The image on the reverse of the coin is of a city-goddess inside of four columned temple with ESBUS in the exergue (lower quarter where the mint name is typically shown) of the coin. The coin is illustrated and discussed by Hendrix in an article entitled "A Summary of Small Finds from Hesban" in Hesban: After 25 Years (1993) published by Andrews University.
A variety of coins excavated at Hesban.
Top row: Nabataean
Middle row: Imperial Roman (3rd c. AD), Imperial Roman (4th c. AD) and Byzantine
Bottom row: Ummayad, Abbasid, Ayyubid, Mamluk
Late Roman glass from tomb excavations at Hesban. The vessel on the far left appears to be one illustrated as coming from tomb F.31.
Roman cooking pot from Hesban excavation.
Early Roman cooking pot from Hesban excavation.
Roman bronze crossbow fibula from Hesban excavation.
Red slipped bowl, probably from the Late Roman period, excavated in tomb F.27 at Hesban.
A variety of iron tools, probably from the Late Roman period, excavated from tombs at Hesban.
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