Ancient Leros by Jack Leonard Benson

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Babelon, Znventaire sommaire de la Collection Waddington, Paris 1908, 109: No. 2024, P1. 4, 9. On the improbability that ancient Leros issued its own coins, see Biirchner, IL,33. J. L. BENSON ANCIENT LEROS 2. THE POTTERY OF LEROS1 be part of a palm tree design (Illus. Id and P1. 15 Fig. 1i)P Both should be seventh century. Possibly earlier than the seventh century is a sherd with a pattern of triangles and bands (Illus. lc)" of a fabric similar to that found in Chios in the late eighth to early seventh centuries!

And until medieval times cannot at present be articulated very With the exception of CIG I1 2263, which attests to the renewed presence of Milesians on Leros in Roman times, inscriptions are limited to grave stelae. Sherds testify to habitation in the Roman imperial period at Ayia Marina, Xerokampos and Partheni. The existing walls of ancient buildings at Ayia Marina (where they are numerous) and Partheni cannot be dated very exactly. The former may be Late Roman or Early Byzantine and seem in some cases to lie over tombs of Hellenistic date.

15 Fig. , a few Attic sherds together with careful local imitations, the shapes being kantharoi and bowls of the midfourth century (Pl. 16, Fig. 1 b-h). Another variety of ware which occurs with considerable frequency is again of East Greek type: The sherds from Ayia Marina fall into several groups which are well defined in type, although not in every case completely easy to identdy. The least difficulty arises, naturally, from imports. At Illustration 1. Archaic sherds from Ayia Marina least one (Illus.

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