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BSP4

Reference: BSP4 / Cat. No.

Period: Byzantine

Origin: Palestine

Date: 500 600 AD

Description:

On shoulder: Greek letters, possibly f o w q f ... (phi, omicron, omega, theta, phi ...).

Manufacture: Mould made.

Notes:
Cf. Loffreda, 30-31; Adler, 938; (type) Hoff, 172-6; Djuric, C253; Bailey, 14a; Wetzel, 25.

Comments:
The inscription may be nonsense or possibly a palindromic acronym. It has also been suggested that the inscription should be read from the nozzle in either direction as f o e (the third letter being epsilon turned on its side), standing for "The Light of the Saviour". The concentric circles symbol would be merely decorative (rather than theta) and the central f at the back would either complete the phrase as standing for "shines" or stand alone for "light". (Loffreda, p.22).



BSP4



Last edited: 08-05-2008

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