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Shirt hand-sewn of hand-woven linen. Modelled after Byzantine shirt from Manazan Caves1, in later centuries we find the same pattern in sources. Copper button - reconstruction based on most findings from Thessaloniki and surrounding areas2 as well as from Bulgaria. The button is empty inside due to the used production technique. It is not a cast, as it was consisting of two hemispherical pieces joined together.



Reconstruction photo




Photo of the finding.





1   P. Beatson, A Byzantine Shirt from Manazan Caves, Turkey, 2008 [].
2   B. Böhlendorf-Arslan – A. Ricci (eds.), Byzantine Small Finds in Archaeological Contexts, BYZAS 15 (2012), p.117-126. 

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