§83 Bread Stamp

Bread Stamp

(0083) Text: Ἄριστον

Translation: Ariston

Commentary: This bread stamp is assumed to be military, though this is not certain. If it is military, it probably derives from the pre-War period given the Greek script.

Provenience: Jaffa, Judaea 37 BCE-66 CE

Bibliography: CIIP 3.2262; J. Kaplan, “The Fifth Season of Excavation at Jaffa,” Jewish Quarterly Review 54 (1963): 114; Moshe Fischer, Benjamin Isaac and Israel Roll, Roman Roads in Judaea II: The Jaffa-Jerusalem Roads, BARIS 628 (Oxford: Tempvs Reparatvm, 1996), 190.