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Ancient Leros by Jack Leonard Benson

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BENSON ANCIENT LEROS 2. THE POTTERY OF LEROS1 be part of a palm tree design (Illus. Id and P1. 15 Fig. 1i)P Both should be seventh century. Possibly earlier than the seventh century is a sherd with a pattern of triangles and bands (Illus. lc)" of a fabric similar to that found in Chios in the late eighth to early seventh centuries! Several specimens of excellent sixth century Attic black glaze have been found (Pl. 15 Fig. la-c), two of which (not illustrated) may have come from a Little Master cup.

4, 9. On the improbability that ancient Leros issued its own coins, see Biirchner, IL,33. J. L. BENSON ANCIENT LEROS 2. THE POTTERY OF LEROS1 be part of a palm tree design (Illus. Id and P1. 15 Fig. 1i)P Both should be seventh century. Possibly earlier than the seventh century is a sherd with a pattern of triangles and bands (Illus. lc)" of a fabric similar to that found in Chios in the late eighth to early seventh centuries! Several specimens of excellent sixth century Attic black glaze have been found (Pl.

The spiral grooving of the Leros fragment seems from the point of view of technique closely comparable with Agora M 371 (dated late sixth century: H. S. Robinson, Pottery of the Roman Period, Princeton 1951, PI. , L 45-47, PI. 17, fourth century). l2This is a varation of the dccorat~veidea of the sherd just discussed: the placifg of combed wavy lines in the frieze formed by the separated bands. While I cannot cite a,specific parallel to this, one might compare M 329 (Robinson, op. , PI. 32, early sixth century) in which vertical wavy lines arc painted across the frieze and groovingFor incised wavy lines without frieze bands, see N.

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