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HW3

Reference: HW3 / Cat. No.

Period: Hellenistic

Origin: Palestine

Date: 250 100 BC

Description:



Manufacture: Wheel made.

Size (cm): L. 8.6 (extant), W. 5.0, H. 4.0

Condition: Much of body missing.

Notes:
Cf. Adler, 33-5; Rosenthal & Sivan, 322; Israeli & Avida, 11.


Comments:
This example of a common regional type was found at Tel Maresha in Judaea, a settlement known as Marissa and inhabited by Idumeans, Sidonians and Greeks in the Hellenistic period. The settlement was conquered by John Hyrcanus I in c.113 BC and finally destroyed by the Parthians in 40 BC.

Probably from domestic debris discarded in basement caves during the conquest of the 2nd century BC.



HW3



Last edited: 25-04-2009

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