Agora Object: BI 1223
Inventory Number:   BI 1223
Section Number:   ΒΖ 1216
Excavation Number:   handler:2005:f:36
Title:   Palmette Stamp
Category:   Bone and Ivory
Description:   Mended from two fragments, broken at one end. Burnt bone discolored black and white and cracked.
Length of bone, roughly square in section, slightly flaring at preserved end with palmette stamp carved into it. Stamp is slightly off the long vertical axis. Palmette with seven petals springing from two volutes.
Carved end is crisp and well-preserved.
Context:   Fill in Room M.
Handling:   Placed in a polystyrene box with a support made from ethafoam and Tyvek. The plasticine impression was similarly boxed separately and the two boxes were placed in a large box next to one another for easy viewing.
Notebook Page:   7015
Dimensions:   P.L. 0.025; H. 0.008; W. 0.007, (volute) 0.0055
Material:   Bone
Date:   24 June 2005
Section:   ΒΖ
Grid:   J/17-1/18
Elevation:   52.708m.
Masl:   52.708m.
Lot:   Lot ΒΖ 1551
Basket:   handler:2005:b:1
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Camp (2008), p. 93, fig. 9.
    Hesperia 76 (2007), p. 644, fig. 18.
References:   Publication: Camp (2008)
Publication: Hesperia 76 (2007)
Report: 2005 Excavations
Image: 2005.02.0007
Image: 2009.07.0016
Image: 2005.03.0059
Card: BI 1223