Fragment of an amphora handle with rectangular stamp: EΠIAPIΣTO ΓEITOY ΔAΛIOY - ROM2010_11689_10

ROM2010_11689_10

Fragment of an amphora handle with rectangular stamp: EΠIAPIΣTO ΓEITOY ΔAΛIOY

Medium:Earthenware
Geography: Made in Rhodes, Greece. Findspot unknown.
Date: c. 323 BC to 30 BC
Period: Hellenistic
Dimensions:
7.3 x 4.4 cm
Object number: 910X255.24
Not on view
Description

In the Mediterranean world the amphora was the standard container of transporting liquids and some foods. These ranged from wine to olive oil, a fish sauce called garum, and pickles. Innumerable amphorae were made from the 7th century BC to late Byzantine times, and many have been found in ancient shipwrecks. Most amphorae held about 15 to 20 litres, although larger ones did exist. Differences in shape served as a guide to the contents, along with in or paint inscriptions.

Collection:
Greek World
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