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Eshmun obelisk

Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum CIS I 44
Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum CIS I 44 inscription only (cropped)

The Eshmun obelisk is an obelisk with a two-line Phoenician inscription found in Kition, Cyprus by Claude Delaval Cobham in 1881. It is known as CIS I 44, KI 21, NE 420,2 and NSI 15.[1][2][3] It was used as a Baetylus, or devotional object.[4]


  1. ^ Schroeder, Paul (1880). "Phönicische Miscellen". Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft. Harrassowitz Verlag. 34 (4): 675–684. ISSN 0341-0137. JSTOR 43361416. Retrieved 2023-08-27.
  2. ^ CIS I 44]
  3. ^ Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology. The Society. 1879. p. 71. Retrieved 2023-08-27.
  4. ^ BM 125096
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