Bead ?

About this object

Narrative

Collected by Mr. Flick who said he picked it up at Ur, "...while I was exploring what remains of the ancient temple mount at that place."

Physical description

Cylindrical stone object with inscriptions, which are very worn and eroded. There are three sets of five cyclical lines that wrap around the top, middle and bottom. The inscription between the lines is illegible. (Possibly cuneiform?)