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transport amphora / handle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1874,0805.77

  • Description

    Oval handle at neck join to sharpish turn of a transport amphora. Clay fine buff. Rectangular stamp.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 160BC-110BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.3 centimetres (Max preserved)
    • Height: 2.7 centimetres (Handle)
    • Width: 3.7 centimetres (Handle)
    • Height: 1.3 centimetres (Stamp)
    • Width: 4.4 centimetres (Stamp)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        top of handle
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        Ιερωνος
      • Inscription Comment

        Rectangular stasmp. Rhodian fabricant.
  • Curator's comments

    Ink and pencil '1318,5'; pencil, reading. Name Ieron

  • Bibliography

    • IG XII 1 1318,5 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1874,0805.77

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