HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN DECORATED GROUP OF FINDS FROM DUZCE


Cokay-Kepce S.

TUBA-AR-TURKISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, cilt.11, ss.135-153, 2008 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: TUBA-AR-TURKISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.135-153

Özet

This paper covers the presentation and some observations on a group of finds, consisting of rims and handles of various plates, megarian bowls, lamps and figurines, presumably found at Duzce/Uskubu-Konuarlp in 1957 The ancient site at Duze/Uskubu-Konuralp, identified as the Prusias ad Hypium, an ancient city of the Bithynia region in Antiquity. The ancient site lies approximately 8 kin north of the modem district centre of Duzce. Even though the initial foundation date of the town is not precisely known, there are some remains that date back to the 5(th) century BC The golden age of the city was during the 2(nd) century AD; its location in a rich and fertile environment and proximity to the main road system must have triggered its development. Most of the finds under concern here are of African Red Slip Ware and Pontus Sigillata groups, though some of the finds indicate the presence of a local sigillata production centre somewhere in the region.