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M. A. Y. 1956) 176 A. loThe terminology is that of F. and Antioch-onthe-Orontes IV, Princeton 1948, 43 ff. The dates are those of J. Hayes, based mainly on as yet unpublished Agora contexts. ''The spiral grooving of the Leros fragment seems from the point of view of technique closely comparable with Agora M 371 (dated late sixth century: H. S. Robinson, Pottery of the Roman Period, Princeton 1951, PI. , L 45-47, PI. 17, fourth century). l2This is a varation of the dccorat~veidea of the sherd just discussed: the placifg of combed wavy lines in the frieze formed by the separated bands.
The exterior has a matt firm orange-brown paint on dark buff ground. There is much mica. The design may be compared with AM 54 (1929) Beil. I:1,3. 6 Krater fragment with lozenges and triangles from Emporio (Chios Museum). Paint and slip almost identical with that of the Leros sherd, although the clay is slightly more reddish, softer and with much less mica. The two on actual confrontat~onare convincingly of the same general type and surely about contemporary. I am indebted to Messrs. J. Boardman and N.
C. and until medieval times cannot at present be articulated very With the exception of CIG I1 2263, which attests to the renewed presence of Milesians on Leros in Roman times, inscriptions are limited to grave stelae. Sherds testify to habitation in the Roman imperial period at Ayia Marina, Xerokampos and Partheni. The existing walls of ancient buildings at Ayia Marina (where they are numerous) and Partheni cannot be dated very exactly. The former may be Late Roman or Early Byzantine and seem in some cases to lie over tombs of Hellenistic date.