MAIASP. 2020. No. 12

Yu.Yu. Kargin (Balakovo, Russia)

CERAMIC STAMPS FROM THE EXCAVATIONS OF THE SETTLEMENT LENINA IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

OF CLASSICAL GORGIPPIA IN 2018

DOI: 10.24411/2713-2021-2020-00029 

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The article publishes 87 ceramic stamps from the excavations of the ancient settlement Lenina in the agricultural district of Gorgippia. 69 of them (80.2%) were identified, while at least 14 should be considered new.

The earliest stamps are dated to the 5th century BCE. These are uninformative single stamps on amphorae of Chios, Thasos, Aenus and Mende. From the 390s until the 330s BCE the settlement received Thasian and Heracleian products in stamped amphorae. A pair of stamps on amphorae of the Thasian circle, including Acanthus, belongs to the same period. Sinop products that again appeared in the second half of the 350s BCE on the market after a short break in 2 decades replaced almost all other products. In the period from 2nd third of 4th to early 3rd century BCE, also fixed the supply of goods marked amphorae from Knidos, and at the turn of 4th 3rd centuries BCE from Tauric Chersonesos. The dynamics of Sinopian products admission during the 2nd half of the 350s mid-270s BCE remained relatively stable. However, from the mid-270s to 250s BCE, there is a noticeable break, after which only 4 Sinopian stamps were fixed until the end of the 3rd century BC, and from the end of the 230s to the end of the 160s BCE, there were also 4 Rhodian ones. This situation is related to a decrease in the volume of imported products received by the settlement.

Key words: ceramic stamps, Antiquity, Classical period, Hellenism, Gorgippia, agricultural settlement, amphorae, roof tiles, astinom, magistrate, potter, cultural layer, stone riprap, rubbish heaps.

Received November 20, 2020

Accepted for publication December 20, 2020

About the author:

Kargin Yury Yuryevich (Balakovo, Russia). PhD (History), Independent Researcher

E-mail karginyy@mail.ru