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date: 14 October 2019

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Analysis of brickstamps and mould-made marks can yield important insights into the organization of the brickmaking industry during the Byzantine Era. Brickstamps also serve as a valuable archaeological tool for dating brick buildings. In Byzantium, bricks were often marked with text, monograms, or other signs, either by carving a design into the bottom of the wooden brick-mould or by stamping the moulded brick with an inscribed die of wood or terracotta. There was evidence of stamps in Rome and its vicinity from the first to the sixth century. This article describes brickstamps from Constantinople, Thessalonike, and Rome.

Keywords: brickstamps, brickmaking industry, Byzantium, Byzantine Era, Rome, Constantinople, Thessalonike, bricks

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