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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. I [XVI], nr. 1

Sinope amphorae at Košary site, Odessa district, Ukraine
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

Sinope amphorae at Košary site, Odessa district, Ukraine

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. I [XVI], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică Chișinău, 2007

Amphoral ceramics constitute the majority of all artifacts discovered at the Greek site Košary. The study of amphoral material made it possible to identify ten Greek centers which delivered their goods to the local market in amphorae. In the 4th-2nd c. BC Sinope becomes the main supplier of olive oil to the markets of the North-western Pontic area. Sinope amphorae are identified not only by its profile fragments but also by approximately 30 stamps which allow a reconstruction of a comparatively realistic picture of the distribution of the goods from Sinope. Amphoral fragments and stamps suggest that the 4th – first quarter of the 3rd c. B.C. was a peak in the development of relations between Sinope and the inhabitants of Košary.



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