GREEK AMPHORAE

832   GREEK AMPHORA
         late III-early II c. B.C.
         Rhodes
brown clay, light gray-yellow slip. Elongated near-conical body with nearly horizontal shoulder; small peg toe with convex bottom; long narrow neck; plain rounded rim, slightly wider, then neck. Double-roll acute angular handles with    vertical sides. H. 15.6" (39.6 cm). Mended from several large fragments. Comes with custom made solid brass tripod stand (see below).
For similar see: F. Benoit. Fouilles sous-marines: l'epave du Grand Congloue a Marseille (XIVe Suppl. a Gallia; Paris, 1961) 30, fig 28, pl.1.2; McFadden G.H. American Journal of Archaeology, 50(1946) 479 and fig.15, no 65; Dray E. and J. du Plat Taylor. Tsambres and Aphendrika: Two classical and Hellenistic Cemeteries. RDACyprus 1937-39.Nicosia, 1951, 107, types 3-4, fig. 57.1-2.
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833   GREEK  AMPHORA
         Late IV - to III c. B.C.
         Thasos
Light pink-brown clay with inclusions of mica, light cream slip. Elongated conical body with nearly horizontal shoulder tapering to a peg toe, conical recess; long wide neck; rim indicated by groove. Handles with oval cross-section  from top of neck to shoulder, thumb indentation on handle at junction with shoulder. Painted red band under the rim. Intact. H. 18.5" (47 cm). Comes with custom made solid brass tripod stand (see below). 
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721   GREEK STAMPED AMPHORA
         90-80 IV c. B.C.
         HERACLEA PONTICA
Light orange fabric with inclusions of sand and dark grit. Elongated conical body tapering to a narrow biconical peg toe, slightly hollowed; rounded shoulder merging with long wide neck; conical rim moulding. Handles with oval cross-section  from top of neck to shoulder. Two-line stamp on upper neck: ΤΗΡ/ ΣΟ ( maker's name ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ). Lime deposits. Intact. Comes with custom made solid brass tripod stand. H. 27.3" (69.3 cm).
For more with the same maker's stamp see: Monahov S. U. Greek Amphorae in Black Sea Area. Saratov, 1999, p. 215, 339.
$ 2000
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720   GREEK STAMPED AMPHORA
         Late IV - to III c. B.C.
         HERACLEA PONTICA
Orange fabric with inclusions of sand and dark grit. Elongated biconical body tapering sharply to a biconical peg toe, slightly hollowed; long wide neck; conical rim moulding. Handles with oval cross-section  from top of neck to shoulder. Traces of painted red band under the rim. Rectangular two-line stamp on upper neck with: B...AΘΘ(?).../ΕΠΙΑΝΥ....(eponym and maker's name). Intact. Comes with custom made solid brass tripod stand. H. 25.5" (64.7 cm).
See: Monahov C. U. Greek Amphorae in Black Sea Area. Saratov, 1999, p. 500.
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