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RP203

A large Roman Redware Platter, ca 1st century AD

An excellent example of Roman redware pottery, this large dish stands on a ring foot, the short sides slightly curved, the interior with circular geometric design in tondo, a central incised makers mark within the foot print.

Condition:   Chips to the rim together with a rim loss that measures ~5 1/2 inches (14cm) however can be displayed so this does not detract.  Otherwise, intact with some mineral and root deposits remaining, in very good condition overall.  A large, impressive piece!

Dimensions: Diameter: 31.5 cm (12.5 in), Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in).

Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the late 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was an archaeologist excavating in the Anatolian region of Turkey and during this time he assembled his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the Near East.

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