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Oval handle from a pottery transport amphora. Clay medium, micaceous brown. Rectangular stamp at top of handle with Greek inscription and prow symbol.
- 325BC-275BC (circa)
- Made in: Knidos (?)
- (Asia,Turkey,Aegean Region (Turkey),Caria,Knidos)
- Found/Acquired: Naukratis
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Nile Delta,Naukratis)
- Height: 5.7 centimetres (Max preserved)
- Height: 4.6 centimetres (Handle)
- Width: 3 millimetres (Handle)
- Width: 1.9 millimetres (Stamp)
- Height: 1.8 millimetres (Stamp circa)
Inscription Typecontrol mark
Inscription Positiontop of handle
Inscription ContentΠαυσιμα vac?
Inscription CommentRectangular stamp. Prow symbol. Possible sigma squeezed in under forecastle.
Börker, Chr., 'Die Herkunft der Schiffsbugel-Stempel' in Empereur, J.-Y. and Garlan, Y. (eds), Recherches sur les Amphores Grecques [BCH suppl. XIII], Paris 1986, 474 fig. 3.
Petrie diary, 1884-1885 (EES Archive XVII 47), p. 28, 15?
Previously unregistered. Excavated 1884-1885
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA72254
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