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The origins of Byzantine glass from Maroni Petrera, Cyprus

Freestone, Ian Charles, Ponting, M. and Hughes, M. J. 2002. The origins of Byzantine glass from Maroni Petrera, Cyprus. Archaeometry 44 (2) , pp. 257-272. 10.1111/1475-4754.t01-1-00058

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Nineteen glasses from Maroni Petrera, Cyprus, dating to the sixth–seventh centuries ad, have been analysed by energy-dispersive X-ray analysis in the scanning electron microscope for major and minor elements. A subset of 15 glasses was also analysed for trace elements, using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Two groups are identified. The majority is made of glass produced in the coastal region of Syria–Palestine. The smaller group is of high iron, manganese and titanium (HIMT) glass, a widespread type of uncertain origin at the present time. The glasses appear to have undergone relatively minor mixing and recycling, and the glass material is likely to have arrived in Cyprus in the form of raw glass chunks or relatively fresh vessel cullet.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
ISSN: 14754754
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:05

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