1932-33, excavated by James Leslie Starkey on behalf of The Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East; 1933, ceded to H. Dunscombe Colt in the division of finds as a result of his financial contribution to the expedition; acquired by the Museum in 1934, gift of Harris D. and H. Dunscombe Colt.
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