KE 519 (Italian Sigillata Stamped Plate, Conspectus Form 18/20) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Writing transcription
RASI
Comment
DRAWN2022
Logical part of
Area B (northwest side of harbor)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 129
Typological identification
Italian Sigillata Conspectus Form 18
Typological identification
Italian Sigillata Conspectus Form 20
Typological identification
Italian Sigillata Stamp
Comparanda
OCK 1623.39-43: Rasinius, Arezzo, 15 BCE-40 CE
Description
Small plate with vertical rim and ring foot. Incuse stamp at center of floor: RASI in elliptical field with raised rim. Pair of lightly incised concentric grooves on floor. Very small extant portion of the rim helps narrow the identification down to likely Conspectus 18 or 20.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fine hard fabric consistently fired to light red with no visible inclusions. Dark red slip on all surfaces, some original gloss retained on interior; underside is more dull and more thinly slipped, particularly in two streaks inside of ring foot.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve ca. 55% of foot and floor and a very small part of turn to rim. Slip, sparse pitting and minor chipping around edges; mostly clean breaks; faint, scattered clouds of gray discoloration.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, no. ER 9e, pp. 50-51 (B. Adamsheck)
Estimated base diameter
0.0885
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
5YR 8/4 (pink)
Surface (slip) Munsell reading
10R 5/6 (red)
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 519 (Italian Sigillata Stamped Plate, Conspectus Form 18/20).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0519>