According to the donor, it was found by sponge divers near the Isle of Maisen, near Korćula, Croatia in 1960. No other signs of shipwreck or debris were reported. Acquired by the Archabbot of Korćula, later given to an American relative, it was donated to us by Niko Matyaca in 1970. It measures approximately 29” long and 9” wide at the body. Amphoras of this type, for shipping, were used from the bronze age through the 8th Century CE. The coastal area of Croatia was well within the trading areas of both ancient Greece and Rome.
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The presented object appears to be a roman wine amphora with a height of 29 inches. The vessel can be classified as type Dressel 2 - 4 which dates this piece into the 1ct BC to the beginning of the 2ct AD.
This piece is in good condition and has the usual traces of archeological findings in water.
An estimation would be between 900 to 1800 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
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