Jar handle with stamp of Athanadotus - 909.13.6_4

909.13.6_4

Jar handle with stamp of Athanadotus

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, modelled) with official's stamp in Greek
Geography: Made in Rhodes, Greece; found at Bayt Jibrin (Roman Eleutheropolis), Israel
Date: 185-183 BC
Period: Seleucid Period
Dimensions:
11.1 × 7.9 × 7 cm
Object number: 909.13.6
Not on view
DescriptionStamp of an official Athanadotus, and the date equivalent to 185-183 BC.
Object History: This object is from a group of objects acquired by the ROM in 1909 from F. Vester & Co of the American Colony in Jerusalem. The records indicate that they were "bought in Beit Jebrin" by Vester or his agent. This would have been the Palestinian village of Bayt Jibrin, an important city in the Roman and Byzantine period called Eleutheropolis. The modern Israeli settlement of Beit Guvrin is to the north of the site.
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