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transport amphora / handle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1955,0920.44

  • Description

    Amygdaloid handle from a transport amphora. Clay medium red-brown; little mica, white inclusions. Rectangular stamp at top of handle with Greek inscription and prow symbol.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 325BC-275BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.7 centimetres (Max preserved)
    • Height: 4.3 centimetres (Handle)
    • Width: 2.4 centimetres (Handle)
    • Height: 2 centimetres (Stamp plus)
    • Width: 1.9 centimetres (Stamp)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        top of handle
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        Απολλω̣[
      • Inscription Translation

        Apollo[
      • Inscription Comment

        Rectangular stamp. Prow symbol.
  • Curator's comments

    Petrie diary, 1884-1885 (EES Archive XVII 47), p.31, 4 or 132, 19

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1886

  • Acquisition notes

    Previously unregistered. Excavated 1884-1885

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1955,0920.44


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