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Archaeologists discovered in Azov a medieval wine flagon produced in Crimea

Archaeological expedition, which conducts excavations in the territory of ancient Azak (the modern city of Azov in the Rostov region), have discovered a medieval wine flagon with unusual ornaments, produced in Crimea, the press service of Azov History, Archaeology and Paleontology Museum-Reserve informed.
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«The archaeologists have found several table vessels, namely three jars and a flagon, while investigating a pit, which used to be located near a street in the XIVth century AD. Jars of similar shape could still be seen in restaurants in the Mediterranean area — they are used to serve wine to the table. All three jars were produced in medieval Azak. A whole (i.e. not broken) wine flagon has also been found during the excavations, which was produced in the South-Eastern Crimea,» the statement said.

The flagon is unique in that its ornamentation are formed of vertical strips of manganese colour, the museum message said. «This technique of ornamentation was used by local potters in extremely rare cases and has never been seen on flagons before,» the press service added.

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