Impressions of Ancient Gems and Finger-Rings on Ceramics from the Excavations of Chaykinskoye Site in North-Western Crimea

Kovalenko S. A., Popova E. A.

The authors publish a small collection of gem and finger-ring impressions on ceramic ware and loom weights found during excavations at Chaykinskoye site in North-Western Crimea. All the impressions were found in their archaeological context dated to the last quarter of the 4th – first quarter of the 3rd century BC. The finds enrich our knowledge of Chersonesian glyptics of the Hellenistic period and make it possible to review the problem of the purpose of such impressions.

Keywords: gems, impressions, ceramics, Hellenistic glyptics, ceramic production