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The Cutter of Agora I 6664

Stephen V. Tracy

in Athens and Macedon

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780520233331
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928541 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520233331.003.0012
The Cutter of Agora I 6664

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The inscriptions of the cutter of Agora I 6664 convey an impression of neatness thanks to his use of thin, firmly incised letter-strokes. The ends of strokes often thicken, giving the impression of nascent serifs. The individual letters vary quite a lot, particularly epsilon, omikron, sigma, and omega. The peculiarities of individual letters are given. IG II2 550 and IG II2 1222 appear to reflect renewed Athenian activity on Lemnos and thus a period of Athenian control. Osborne in his text notes the anomalies and accounts for them well enough.

Keywords: Agora I 6664; cutter; inscriptions; strokes; individual letters; IG II2 550; IG II2 1222; Osborne

Chapter.  3061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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