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A Shipwrecked Pottery partial amphora, ca 3rd century BC
Reference No: GP007
A Shipwrecked Pottery partial amphora, ca 3rd century BC
Price : $ 650
EUR 605.87 GBP 518.12 AUD 996.45
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large upper portion of large Greek amphora with barnacle and coral encrustation.

Amphorae were used extensively in the ancient world to transport basic commodities, primarily wine, olive oil and olives.  Many had stamps impressed on the handles to indicate personal names (ie: traders) origin (eg: city state ) or contents or all three.

Condition:  Fragmentary as shown with heavy encrustation.

Dimensions:  Height:  9" x 10" wide (22.5 cm x 25 cm)

 Provenance:  Acquired in Rhodes, prior to 1968