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  Roman POTTERY

 

438   TERRA SIGILLATA
         TWO-HANDLED CUP
         I century A.D.
Light cream fabric with inclusions of mica, brown-red gloss covering exterior, terminated on inside and at the edge of foot. Deep body, constricted in the middle by wide deep groove, two small ones above. Low foot with mouldings on both sides. Handles of flattened shape with two grooves. Mould-made relief decoration: band of egg-and-tonge,  wreath  of double laurel, terminated with a bow on one side and berries on the other. Cracked, but intact. Small chip restoration on lip.
H.  3.5"(8.9 cm).
For a related decoration see: Hayes J. W. Roman Pottery in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1976, cat. 57.
$ 2250

 

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957   LED-GLAZED SKYPHOS
         I century B.C. - I century A.D.
         ASIA MINOR
Light-red fabric with inclusions, heavily worn lead glaze in olive-green to brown with white slip inside and out. Cylindrical body with wide low foot and mouldings on underside. Rim slightly inset, several grooves below lip on exterior.  Loop handles with lower handle-spurs and horizontal handle-plates decorated with a recessed line along the perimeter and terminated in volutes. Mould-made relief decoration on each side: crater flanked by Eros with torch and Eros facing right; leaf motif in background. Mended with some minor patching. H.  2.3" (5.8 cm), W. 5.6" (14.4 cm).

See: A. Hochuli-Gysel. Kleinasiatische glasierte Reliefkeramik(Acta Bernensia VII), Bern, 1977, pls. 57-59; H.Goldman, ed., Excavations at Gözlii Tepe, Tarsus I., The Hellenistic and Roman Periods, Princeton, 1950, 191.
$ 1500

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51     TERRA SIGILLATA
         SKYPHOS

         I century B.C. - I century A.D.
Eastern Sigillata ware. Pale cream fine-grained fabric, brown-gray coating covering entire surface, leaving the lower body and base bare. Cylindrical body with wide low foot, central part of underside slightly recessed. Loop handles with horizontal thumb-rest, outlined perimeter and raised central axis. The upper wall has barbotine decoration in the form of leaf scrolls on both sides running from handle to handle. Intact. Lime deposits and root marks.

H.  2.5" (6.4 cm).
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery. University of Oklahoma Press, Great Britain, 1997, pg. 56, fig.21; Hayes J. W.Sigillate orientali// Ceramica fine Romana nell basino Mediteraneo (tardo-ellenismo e primo impero). Atlante delle forme ceramishe. II. Enciclopedia dell'arte antica. Classica e orientale.Roma, 1985, pg. 92-96.
$ 800

 

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539   TERRA SIGILLATA
         SKYPHOS

         I century B.C. - I century A.D.
Pale orange fine-grained fabric with inclusions of mica, orange-red gloss coating covering entire surface, fired gray-brown in some parts, leaving the lower body and base bare. Conical body with small low foot, central part of underside slightly recessed. Loop handles with two grooves, horizontal thumb-rest with outlined perimeter and raised central axis, affixed to the upper walls. Multiple wheel-marks on outside. Intact. Lime deposits, two iron oxide spots at the rim, one is inside.

H.  3"(7.6 cm).
Parallels: Plesnicar- Gec L. Keramika Emonskih Nekropol.-Ljubljana, 1977, tab. I, 79; Dragendorff H., Watzinger C. Arretinische relief keramik mit beschreibung der Sammlung in Tubingen: Reutlingen, 1948, taf.32,573; 34,554a; 38,31.
SOLD

 

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554   TERRA SIGILLATA
         SKYPHOS

         I century B.C. - I century A.D.
Pale orange fine-grained fabric, orange-red gloss coating covering entire surface, fired cherry-brown in some parts, leaving the lower body and base bare. Conical body with small low foot, central part of underside slightly recessed. Loop handles with two grooves, horizontal thumb-rest with outlined perimeter and raised central axis, affixed to the upper walls. Multiple wheel-marks on outside. Mended from 4 fragments. Lime deposits and  root marks covering entire surface.

H.  2.9"(7.4 cm).
Parallels: Plesnicar- Gec L. Keramika Emonskih Nekropol.-Ljubljana, 1977, tab. I, 79; Dragendorff H., Watzinger C. Arretinische relief keramik mit beschreibung der Sammlung in Tubingen: Reutlingen, 1948, taf.32,573; 34,554a; 38,31.
$ 350

 

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439   ROMAN TWO-HANDLED CUP
         II century A.D.
         ASIA MINOR
Cream fabric with brick-red gloss coating covering entire surface, leaving bare the interior of the base. Marks left by three finger tips during glazing. Rounded body  with pedestal base. The upper wall has barbotine decoration in the form of abstract leaf scrolls. Single groove at the junction of the rim and upper body. Loop handles affixed to the upper walls. Mended from large fragments.

H  2.9"(7.4 cm).
$ 650

 

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440   ROMAN TWO-HANDLED CUP
         II century A.D.
Dull pink fine-grained fabric with inclusions of mica; brick-red gloss coating covering exterior, fired gray-brown in some parts, terminated on inside of neck and at lower body. Finger marks left during glazing. Rounded body with low foot, central part of underside slightly recessed. Loop handles affixed to the upper walls. The upper wall has barbotine decoration of short vertical applications. Mended from large fragments.

H. 2.5"(6.4 cm).
$ 425

 

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537   ROMAN TWO-HANDLED CUP
         II century A.D.
Pale cream-orange fabric with brick-red gloss coating covering entire surface, leaving the lower body bare. Multiple marks left by finger tips during glazing. Rounded body  with low belly and small foot. Single groove at the junction of the rim and upper body. Loop handles affixed to the upper body walls. Intact. Lime deposits and root marks.

H  3.3"(8.4 cm).
Parallels: Soultov B. Ancient Pottery Centres in Moesia Inferior. Sofia: Press, 1976, pg. 38; Plesnicar- Gec L. Keramika Emonskih Nekropol.-Ljubljana, 1977, t., 80; Popilian Gh. Ceramica romana din Oltenia.-Craiova, 1976, pg. 104-106.
SOLD

 

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553   ROMAN TWO-HANDLED CUP
         II century A.D.
Pale cream-orange fabric with brick-red gloss coating covering entire surface, leaving the lower body bare. Multiple marks left by finger tips during glazing. Rounded body  with low belly and small foot. Single groove at the junction of the rim and upper body. Loop handles affixed to the upper body walls. Intact. Lime deposits and root marks.

H  3.1"(7.9 cm).
Parallels: Soultov B. Ancient Pottery Centres in Moesia Inferior. Sofia: Press, 1976, pg. 38; Plesnicar- Gec L. Keramika Emonskih Nekropol.-Ljubljana, 1977, t., 80; Popilian Gh. Ceramica romana din Oltenia.-Craiova, 1976, pg. 104-106.
$ 350

 

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540   ROMAN TWO-HANDLED CUP
         I century A.D.
Dull cream fine-grained fabric; dark-red gloss with metallic shimmer covering exterior, terminated on inside below rim and at lower body, fired dark-brown in some parts.  Finger marks left during glazing. Rounded body with small low foot, central part of underside slightly recessed, conical protrusion. Loop handles affixed to the upper walls. Intact. Dark crust and root marks.

H. 2.9"(7.4 cm).
SOLD

 

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541   ROMAN TWO-HANDLED CUP
         II century A.D.
Light cream fabric with dark thick brown-red gloss coating covering entire surface, leaving  the lower body bare, fired dark-brown in some areas.  Multiple marks left by  finger tips during glazing. Round compressed body  with short flaring rim and low small foot. Single groove below the junction of the rim and upper body. Strap handle with two grooves on outside and flat on inside. Multiple wheel-marks on outside.   Intact. Lime deposits and root marks.

H  2.5"(6.4 cm).
$ 375

 

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547   ROMAN TWO-HANDLED CUP
         I-II century A.D.
Pale brown fine-grained fabric; dark-red gloss covering exterior, terminated on inside below rim and at lower body, fired gray-brown in some parts.  Multiple marks left by  finger tips during glazing. Tall cylindrical body with low foot. Single groove below the rim. Strap handle with  two barely visible grooves on outside and flat on inside. Interior covered with pronounced  wheel-marks. Mended from large fragments. Lime deposits and root marks.
H  4.3"(11 cm).
Parallels: Plesnicar- Gec L. Keramika Emonskih Nekropol.-Ljubljana, 1977.-tabl.1, 30,31; Petru P. Petru S. Neviodunum (Drnovopri Krskem). -Ljubljana, Ljudske pravice, 1978, tabl.XXXIII, 23.
$ 250

 

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572   ROMAN  MUG
         III century A.D.
Cream fine-grained fabric. Thin brown slip covering exterior and interior, leaving bare irregular spot at lower body, fired grey-brown in some parts. Globular body with small pedestal base. Vertical rim. Two strap rectangular-section handles. Light spiral wheel-ridging at lower body. Intact. Lime deposits and multiple root marks inside and out.
H.  5.7"(14.5 cm).
Parallels: Soultov B. Ancient Pottery Centres in Moesia Inferior. Sofia: Press, 1976, pg. 38; Plesnicar- Gec L. Keramika Emonskih Nekropol.-Ljubljana, 1977, t., 80; Popilian Gh. Ceramica romana din Oltenia.-Craiova, 1976, pg. 104-106.
$ 375

 

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783   ROMAN DIPPER
         I century A.D.
Light orange fabric with dark brown slip covering exterior, terminated at lower body. Multiple marks left by  finger tips during glazing. Round compressed body  with short flaring rim and low small foot. Three grooves below the rim. Short horizontal handle with trumpet-shape termination. Multiple wheel-marks on outside. Mended. Lime deposits and root marks.

H  2.9"(7.4 cm).
$ 250

 

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427   ROMAN MUG
         III century A.D.
         Western Pontus
Cream-orange fabric with red slip covering exterior, fired dark brown in some parts,  terminated on inside of the rim and at lower body. Low-bellied form with small flat base and short flaring rim. Strap handle with two light grooves on outside and one inside. Multiple wheel-marks inside and out. Traces of roots on interior surface. Intact.
H. 3.3"(8.4 cm).
Parallels: Radulescu A. Contributt la cunasterea ceramicii romane de uz comun din Dobrogea. Pontika, 1975, pg. 336-338, pl.1-5; 
$ 225

 

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428   ROMAN MUG
         II-III century A.D.
Orange fine-grained fabric. Grey-brown slip covering exterior, terminated on inside of lip and at lower body. Low-bellied form with elongated lower section, small flat foot. Flaring rim, offset from the wall with immediate groove. Handle with flattened cross-section. Intact. Root marks on inside.
H.  3.9"(9.9 cm).
Parallels: Султов Б. Новооткрит керамичен ценътр при с. Хотница от римската и старобългарскате епоха // Археология. 1969, кн. 4, С. 20, рис. б.
$ 250

 

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314   ROMAN MUG
         II century A.D.
Pinkish-brown fabric, thin-walled, with yellow-gray slip covering exterior, terminated  on inside. Rounded biconical body with small flat base. Short neck with ledge moulding and flaring rim. Handle with flattened cross-section . Rim mended from several fragments, otherwise intact.
H.  3"(7.6 cm).
For a related mug see: Hayes J. W. Roman Pottery in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1976, cat. 44; 
SOLD

 

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542   ROMAN MUG
         III century A.D.
Dark orange fine-grained fabric. Grey slip covering exterior, terminated on inside of lip and at lower body. Low-bellied form with small flat foot. Flaring rim, moulding at the junction of the body and neck. Handle with flattened cross-section . Multiple wheel-marks on inside.  Intact. Lime deposits and root marks.
H.  3.5"(8.8 cm).
Parallels: Robinson H. S. Pottery of the Roman period. The Athenian Agora Vol. V. Princeton, 1959, p.87, pl. 18, M36; Hayes J. W. The Villa Dionysos excavations, Knossos: the pottery // BSA # 78. London, 1983, p.109, fig. 11, 150.
SOLD

 

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543   ROMAN MUG
         III century A.D.
Pink-orange fine-grained fabric. Dark red slip covering exterior, terminated at lower body. Low-bellied form with small flat foot. Flaring rim, moulding at the junction of the body and neck. Small handle affixed to the lower wall and below the rim. Multiple wheel-marks. Intact. Heavy lime deposits inside with multiple root marks.
H.  3.5"(8.8 cm).
Parallels: Robinson H. S. Pottery of the Roman period. The Athenian Agora Vol. V. Princeton, 1959, p.87, pl. 18, M36; Hayes J. W. The Villa Dionysos excavations, Knossos: the pottery // BSA # 78. London, 1983, p.109, fig. 11, 150.
$ 250

 

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538   ROMAN MUG
         III-IV century A.D.
Dark orange fine-grained fabric. Dark red slip covering exterior, terminated on inside of lip and at lower body. Low-bellied form with flat base. Short flaring rim. Handle with flattened cross-section. Heavy spiral wheel-ridging.  Intact. Lime deposits.
H.  3.5"(8.8 cm).
Parallels: Radulescu A. Contributt la cunasterea ceramicii romane de uz comun din Dobrogea. Pontika, 1975, pg. 338, pl. VI, 1-3; Scorpan C. Descoperiri archeologice diverse de la Sacidava. Ibid., 1978, 11, pg. 156, pl. I, 1.
$ 250

 

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571   ROMAN MUG
         III century A.D.
Orange-brown fine-grained fabric. Thin grey-brown slip covering exterior, terminated on inside of lip and at lower body. Globular body with small base and pronounced central knob on underside. Light moulding at the junction of the body and neck. Small handle with flattened cross-section affixed to the upper wall and below the rim. Multiple wheel-ridging on lower body and interior. Thin crack, but intact. Lime deposits, multiple root marks.
H.  4.9"(12.4 cm).
Parallels: Robinson H. S. Pottery of the Roman period. The Athenian Agora Vol. V. Princeton, 1959, p.87, pl. 18, M36; Hayes J. W. The Villa Dionysos excavations, Knossos: the pottery // BSA # 78. London, 1983, p.109, fig. 11, 150.
$ 325

 

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546   ROMAN MUG
         II-III century A.D.
Light brown fine-grained fabric. Grey slip covering exterior, terminated on inside of lip and at lower body. Globular body with small flaring base. Flaring rim, moulding at the junction of the body and neck. Strap handle with  two barely visible grooves on outside and flat on inside.  Intact. Lime deposits and root marks.
H.  2.5"(6.4 cm).
SOLD

 

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428   ROMAN MUG
         III century A.D.
Brick-orange fabric with coarse-grained texture and lime inclusions. Compressed globular body  with short neck, flaring rim and flat bottom. Massive handle with flattened  cross-section.  Intact. Lime deposits and root marks.
H.  2.8"(7 cm).
$ 125

 

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565   SARMATIAN MUG
         IV century A.D.
Grey-burnished, brown clay with fine black inclusions. Globular body  with short neck, flaring rim and flat bottom. Handle with flattened cross-section affixed to the middle of the body and below the rim. Two light grooves just below neck. Intact. Heavy lime deposits.
H.  3.8"(9.7 cm).
$ 150

 

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544   ROMAN MUG
         I century A.D.
Light cream fine-grained fabric, thick dark-red gloss covering exterior, terminated on inside below rim and at lower body, fired red-brown in some parts. Low-bellied body, gradually progressing to neck with flaring rim. Low foot with central part of underside slightly recessed. Handle with oval cross-section affixed to the lower body. Lime deposits and multiple root marks. Intact.
H. 3.5"(8.9 cm).
$ 350

 

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657   BEAKER
         II century A.D.
Orange-brick fabric. High-bellied form with small flaring base, flat underside. Vertical rim, offset from the wall with immediate grooved moulding. Intact. Lime deposit.
H. 3.4"(8.6 cm).
$ 165
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