Stamped Rhodesian Amphora Handle from Jordan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 February 2019
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Stamps on pottery vessels may refer to the makers or owners. They may also be trademarks that record capacity or content. The handles of amphorae from the Mediterranean island of Rhodes carried stamps indicating the quality of their contents of luxury wine, which was exported throughout the Mediterranean and as far as India. They bore the potter's stamp, the island's symbols, and even the manufacturing license and the name of the responsible official. Hellenistic period, 300-100 BCE. From Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 15). Stamped Rhodesian Amphora Handle from Jordan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10091/stamped-rhodesian-amphora-handle-from-jordan/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stamped Rhodesian Amphora Handle from Jordan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 15, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10091/stamped-rhodesian-amphora-handle-from-jordan/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stamped Rhodesian Amphora Handle from Jordan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2019. Web. 02 Dec 2021.

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