Roundel [ΚΗ 2001]

Item Details

Source

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Medium

Πηλός

Bibliographic Citation

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων
GORILA, VOLUME 3,1976

Provenance

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων

Abstract

Πήλινο ενσφράγιστο δισκίο, Δ.= 4,9 εκ. Πχ.= 1,6 εκ

Temporal Coverage

Υστερομινωική εποχή Ι
1450 π.Χ.

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Description

Circular roundel with clear indications of the maker’s fingers. One flat side is inscribed. Along the periphery two impressions of the same seal stone, engraved with an animal composition depicting two geese in a row. Clay roundels functioned as receipts for imported goods in the Minoan bureaucratic system. The number of impressions correspond to the number of commodities being moved (Hallager 1996, I: 117) The seals that impress the roundel rims should correspond to the personnel responsible for the delivery of the commodities and perhaps their return. This exhibit is to be dated to the second half of Late Minoan I (LM I) period (1450 BC).
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