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Supreme Court Orders Return of “Jehoash’s Tablet”

Thursday, October 17, 2013

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state must return “Jehoash’s Tablet,” confiscated in 2003, to collector Oded Golan. Golan was acquitted of dealing in forged antiquities in 2012 by the Jerusalem District Court, which ruled that the state had no proof that the tablet and other antiquities, including the “James Ossuary,” were fakes. Both the tablet and the ossuary are of uncertain provenance.