Kenchreai IV, p. 136, no. RC 74, pl. 38 (“6th century [A.D.] or later“; B. Adamsheck)
Cylindrical vessel: jar? Flat bottom but bevelled outer edge.Turning marks on exterior and turning bands on interior. Thin applied clay in letters on bottom, reading from outside inward in radiating lines(?): ΘΙ̣ [ | Ο Ι Α̣ [
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 5YR 6/3 (light reddish brown). Slip: 5YR 4/3 (reddish brown). Slightly gritty, hard fabric, consistently fired, with very small, angular, black chunks (carbonous?) and frequent, small sparkles (quartzite). Thin, matte, slightly mottled slip on interior.
One large sherd preserves ca. 15% of base and small part of lower wall. Slight, large chips and slight gouging; worn breaks; scattered specks to patches of thin encrustation on exterior but large patches on interior attaching to glaze.
“KE 437 (Hellenistic-Roman Jar with Text in Relief).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0437>