Amphora, Money Clip

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Amphora money clip. A silver-plated brass amphora copy decorates this money clip. The inspiration source was theshape of a clay amphora with oval body from the island of Thassos, dating to the middle of the 4th century BC. This type of vessel was used for the transport and storage of wine (wine), olive oil, aromatic oils or other goods. This is a gift with historical value and therefore a unique accessory for the man.

Dimensions: 6,5 cm x 2,5 cm

Amphora: Silver-plated brass

Clip: Brass

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The amphora was a type of vessel with an oval body. It was usually made with a handle on one or each side of the vessel. In the Bronze Age, amphorae spread around the ancient Mediterranean world. The ancient Greeks used them to transport and store grapes, olive oil, wine, grain, fish, and other commodities. The vessels were usually tall and produced with a pointed base to allow upright storage by embedding in soft ground, such as sand. The shape of the vessels differed from region to region, which helps us to identify the amphora's origin.

In New Koutali, the refugees of 1922 dealt almost exclusively with sponge harvesting and the elaboration of the sponges. The exhibits of the Museum of Maritime Tradition and Sponge Fishing of New Koutali, show the naval tradition of the refugees from the island of Koutali in the Sea of Marmara before their uprooting, the sponge harvesting and the elaboration of the sponges. It displays the archaeological collection of Nea Koutali, which consists of items, that the sponge divers collected from the depths of the sea.

The amphora is displayed at the Hydra Museum - Historical Archives (IAMY) in Hydra and at the Museum of Maritime Tradition and Sponge Fishing of Nea Koutali, which is located at the island of Lemnos, in the village of Nea Koutali.

Mid 4th century B.C.
Dimensions (WxHxD):
6,5 cm x 2,5 cm
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Coloured Brass
Money clip

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