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THE STAMPED AND INSCRIBED FINDS FROM BYLAZORA, the 2009 Season
A Preliminary Catalog of the Stamped and Inscribed Ceramic Finds from the 2008 and 2009 Seasons
By Mari Malmer
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2009 SEASON
10.  M14.4.3.  Attic black glazed echinos. A head in profile was incised on the underside of the
base after firing.  
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11.  L14.9.1.  Ceramic pyramidal loom weight with a Ω stamped on the bottom.  
12.  N14.8.1.  Ceramic pyramidal loom weight. An oval stamp on one side seems to depict a woman with one arm stretched out. A
possible interpretation is Athena, in her role as patroness of weaving. The loom weight is similar to M15.3.4.
13.  N14.6.2.  Two large adjoining body sherds, probably from an
amphora. A symbol was carved in before firing. The symbol is of
high artistic quality, and is so deep and even that it almost looks
stamped. It is possibly a potter’s mark, and possibly depicts an
abstract ram’s head.    
14.  L14.7.2.  Ceramic pyramidal loom weight with a Κ stamped on the top. The stamp is similar to that of O14.1.4, but not as well
preserved.  
15.  M15.3.4.  Stamped loom weight, “Athena?” or woman.  Ceramic pyramidal loom weight.  An oval stamp on one side seems to
depict a woman with one arm stretched out.  A possible interpretation is Athena, in her role as patroness of weaving. The loom
weight is similar to N14.8.1.
16.  O14.6.6.  Ceramic pyramidal loom weight with a snake stamped on the top.
17.  O14.1.4.  Ceramic pyramidal loom weight with a Κ stamped on the top. The stamp is similar to that of L14.7.2, but less worn.  
18.  KLM12.2.1.  Ceramic pyramidal loom weight with a star inside a circular band stamped on the top. The relief of the stamp is
shallow. The star is reminiscent of that of the pithos rim found in NO13 Cleanup/Topsoil and of the olpe N14.4.5.      
19.  K13.4.3.  Part of coarse ware pithos rim. Symbols inscribed
before firing are possibly made by a finger. The symbols are
possibly the Greek characters ΝΕ.   
20.  N14.4.5.  An almost intact grey ware olpe.  A star is stamped
on the lower part of the handle and on the shoulder of the vessel.
The stamp is reminiscent of that of the pithos rim found in NO13
Cleanup/Topsoil and that of the loom weight KLM12.2.1.
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