- Museum number
Fragment of neck and oval handle of a Rhodian pottery transport amphora with rectangular stamp. Clay near fine, buff.
- Production date
- 137 BC (see N. Badoud, Le temps de Rhodes, 2015, 143.)
Height: 2.20 centimetres (of handle)
Height: 1.10 centimetres (of stamp)
Length: 10.90 centimetres
Width: 2.90 centimetres (of handle)
Width: 3.10 centimetres (of stamp)
- Curator's comments
See Bailey 1969,37-38 and Fourrier and Kiely 2012, 273-84 for details of discovery.
Rhodian stamps predominate among the examples discovered in the modern French excavation at Bamboula and indeed throughout the island.
Calvet Y. 1972, Salamine de Chypre III. Les timbres amphoriques (1965-1970) (Paris: De Boccard).
Calvet Y. 1978, 'Timbes amphoriques de Salamine (1971-1974)', RDAC 1978.
Calvet Y. 1982, Kition-Bamboula I. Les timbres amphoriques (Paris: ERC).
Karageorghis V. 2005, Excavations at Kition VI. The Phoenician and later levels (Nicosia: Department of Antiquities).
Salles J.-F. (ed.) 1993, Kition-Bamboula IV. Les niveaux hellénistiques (Paris: ERC).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Salvaged during the partial demolition of a site called Bamboula (hill) in Larnaka in 1879 by British military engineers. The material, along with other items in the registraiton sequence GR 1880,7-10 was donated to the British Museum in the name of the Foreign Secretary Lord Granville (q.v.), though the transfer was almost certainly requested or arranged by Charles Newton (q.v.).
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number