The Franks Casket / The Auzon Casket
The Back Panel
Capture of Jerusalem in AD 70 by the Roman general, later emperor, Titus


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Description:
The back panel shows the capture of Jerusalem in AD 70 by the Roman general, later emperor, Titus: labels on the two lower corners read 'dom' = 'judgment' [doom], and 'gisl' = 'hostage' respectively. The main inscription is in a mixture of Old English, Latin, runes and insular script.

Inscription Translation:
Here Titus and a Jew fight: here its inhabitants flee from Jerusalem.

Culture/period: Middle Anglo-Saxon
Date: 8th century (early)
Findspot: Found/Acquired: Auzon, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France
Materials: whalebone
Technique: carved

Source: British Museum 1867,0120.1
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