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transport amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1955,0920.8

  • Description

    Fragment of neck and amygdaloid handle with a gradual curve from a Knidian pottery transport amphora. Clay medium orange-brown with grey core; mixed inclusions.. Rectangular stamp at top of handle with Greek inscription and perhaps prow symbol.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 107BC-98BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • KT396 (Virginia Grace's unpublished K(nidian) T(ype) series)
  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.7 centimetres (Max preserved)
    • Height: 4 centimetres (Handle)
    • Width: 2.3 centimetres (Handle)
    • Width: 4.7 millimetres (Stamp)
    • Height: 2 millimetres (Stamp)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        top of handle
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        επ̣ι̣ Σ̣ωσιφρονος̣| Κνιδιον| Διοδοτο[
      • Inscription Translation

        in the term of Sosiphron; of the Knidians; Diodotos
      • Inscription Comment

        Rectangular stamp. Prow symbol?
  • Curator's comments

    Names, Sosiphron and Diodotos.

  • Bibliography

    • Villing et al 2013-2015 JB.0337 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1886

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1955,0920.8

Neck and amygdaloid handle with a gradual curve from a transport amphora. Clay medium orange-brown with grey core;  mixed inclusions.. Rectangular stamp at top of handle with Greek inscription and prow? symbol.

Detail: Inscription

Neck and amygdaloid handle with a gradual curve from a transport amphora. Clay medium orange-brown with grey core; mixed inclusions.. Rectangular stamp at top of handle with Greek inscription and prow? symbol.

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