An Inscription From Hisma Plateau - I, 83 AH / 702 CE

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Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:




Figure (a) photo of original inscription, (b) its trace, and (c) its transcription.


Rabiʿ al-Ākhir, 83 AH / 702 CE.

Accession Number

Not available.


40 cm x 120 cm.


Kufic script.


The translation of the inscription is given below:

  1. I am [Suwayd] bin [Samura] bin
  2. Dhakwān bin [Samura] and this inscription was written
  3. with seven nights left from the month of R-
  4. -abiʿ al-Ākhir in the year three and eighty.




Hisma Plateau, Tabūk region, N. W. Saudi Arabia.

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[1] Maysa bint ʿAlī Ibrāhīm al-Ghabbān, Early Islamic Inscriptions In Hisma Plateau-Tabouk Region - Archaeological And Linguistic Analytic Study (Ph.D. Thesis), 2016, King Saud University: Riyadh, pp. 276, 897 (Inscription No. 234).

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