Thasian and Rhodian Stamped Amphorae from Edirne Archaeology and Ethnography Museum Edirne Arkeoloji ve Etnografya Müzesi’nden Mühürlü Thasos ve Rhodos Amphoraları

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Alkaç E., Ceylan F.

Gephyra, vol.23, pp.185-196, 2022 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.37095/gephyra.1041215
  • Journal Name: Gephyra
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, L'Année philologique, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-196
  • Keywords: amphora stamps, Edirne Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, eponym, producer, Rhodes, Thasos
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Akdeniz Universitesi - Akdeniz Dillerini ve Kulturlerini Arastirma Merkezi. All rights reserved.Amphorae are stamped by production centers, especially in the Aegean Region. Stamps, which are epigraphic evidence, provide the date of the layer or context they were found by determining the origin of the amphorae and reveals the commercial relations between the production and consumption centers. There are many amphorae in the Edirne Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography. These amphorae are recorded in various ways in the inventory of the museum. It was determined that only five of the amphorae in the museum collection were stamped. This article aims to classify the stamped amphorae according to their production centers, to give a date to the stamped amphorae and to analyze the inscriptions on the stamps. In this study, seven stamps on five amphorae with preserved double handles were examined. Three of these stamps are Thasos and four are Rhodes. Only two of the Rhodesian stamps have been resolved. As a result of our investigations, it was determined that these stamped amphorae belonged to Thasos and Rhodes. The stamps have the names of the eponym and the producer, ethnicon and symbol. The date of the stamps that can be read within the scope of this article is determined by the names of the eponyms and producers. It is understood that the stamped amphorae here are generally from between the 4th – 2nd centuries BCE.