Book Series Jerash Papers, vol. 12

Miscellaneous Objects

Final Publications from the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project VI

Achim Lichtenberger, Rubina Raja (eds)

  • Pages: x + 232 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:205 b/w, 204 col., 10 tables b/w., 22 maps b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2024

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-60774-0
  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming (Jul/24)


Full publication of miscellaneous objects from the northwest quarter excavations at Jerash containing hitherto unpublished material groups from the site.


The Decapolis city of Jerash has long attracted attention from travellers and scholars, due both to the longevity of the site and the remarkable finds uncovered during successive phases of excavation that have taken place from 1902 onwards. Between 2011 and 2016, a Danish-German team, led by the universities of Aarhus and Münster, focused their attention on the Northwest Quarter of Jerash — the highest point within the walled city — and this volume is the sixth in a series of books presenting the team’s final results.

In this volume, a wide range of miscellaneous items discovered in the Northwest Quarter are presented, ranging from prehistoric lithics to Ottoman pipes. Material finds covered include stone sculpture, utensils, and inscriptions, as well as bone objects, spindle whorls, and bread stamps, while some scientific analyses of jewellery and terracotta figurines complement the studies. These chapters ensure that all finds from the Northwest Quarter — no matter how small — are made available to researchers, with the contributions gathered here offering unique new insights into the material groups from Gerasa, later Jerash, and into the lives of the population of the city from a longue durée perspective.


List of Illustrations

1. Objects in and out of Context from the Northwest Quarter in Gerasa
Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja

2. Lithic Artefacts
Maysoon al-Nahar

3. Stone Sculpture
Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja

4. Miniature Horned Altar
Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja

5. Oblong Square Gaming Piece – Teetotum(?)
Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja

6. Stone Objects
Olympia Bobou, Achim Lichtenberger, and Rubina Raja

7. The Inscriptions Found during the Excavation
Rudolf Haensch

8. Pottery and Tile Fragments with Greek and Latin Writing
Jonas Schüren

9. A Magical Ringstone to Attract Women
Richard L. Gordon

10. The Jerash Silver Scroll
John Møller Larsen

11. Pottery and Plaster Fragments with Writing and Decoration
John Møller Larsen

12. The Jewellery
Olympia Bobou and Signe Krag

13. Compositions and Raw Materials of Jewellery from the  Northwest Quarter
Ingrid Søgaard and Gry H. Barfod

14. Worked Bone, Ivory Objects, and other Faunal Remains
Olympia Bobou and Signe Krag

15. Terracotta Figurines
Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja

16. Petrographic Analysis of the Terracotta Figurines
Carmen Ting

17. Spindle Whorls
Olympia Bobou, Achim Lichtenberger, and Rubina Raja

18. Bread Stamps
Philip Ebeling

19. Ottoman Pipes
Philip Ebeling