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Hellenistic cast monochrome glass vessels from Stare Hradisko, 2nd-1st cent. BCE

Authors

VENCLOVA N. KRIZOVA S. DILLINGEROVÁ Veronika VACULOVIČ Tomáš

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2352409X17304005
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.08.003
Keywords Late Iron Age; Hellenistic glass; Cast monochrome vessels; SEM-EDS; LA-ICP-MS
Description The site of Stare Hradisko in the Czech Republic, a Late Iron Age hillfort - oppidum of the La Tene culture settled in 2nd-1st cent. BCE provided a large collection of glass together with evidence of glass-working. Besides typical La Tene products such as glass bracelets, beads and pendants, glass vessel fragments also come from archaeological excavations on the site. Vessels did not belong to the assortment of secondary glass workshops in La Tene Europe and represented imports from the Hellenistic world. A group of light blue opaque cast glass vessel fragments from Stare Hradisko and another vessel of similar characteristics from Kyme in present day Turkey are the subject of the study. The samples were subjected to SEM-EDS and LA-ICP-MS analyses. Although the general characteristics of all the samples correspond to opaque glasses from the Hellenistic up to the Roman period in the Mediterranean, there are some remarkable specific trace element contents that remain unexplained.