KE 476 (Roman Jug Handle with Graffito) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 115
Description
Handle with two inscribed post-firing marks. From top to bottom, a rotated capital ‘Η’ (with cross-bar too long), then a single stroke. The markings seem to be intentional but are not necessarily letters.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Hard, very slightly granular fabric consistently fired to red, no core in visible breaks; occasional tiny light inclusions.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves stretch of handle with curve to neck. Slight, sparse abrasion and pitting with scratches around edges; worn, encrusted breaks; some encrustation on surface.
Preserved height
0.065
Estimated rim diameter
0.19
Thickness
0.0095
Width
0.03
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 5/8 (red)
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 476 (Roman Jug Handle with Graffito).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0476>