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Place: Altıntaş

The quarries at Altıntaş in the upper Tembris valley of western central Turkey, were a source of the purple-and-white marmor phyrgium or pavonazzetto as well as white marble. They are located 50 km north-west of the large quarries at Iscehisar (ancient Dokimeion), the most famous source of pavonazzetto and were perhaps also under imperial ownership. While the pavonazzetto quarried at the site was probably mainly quarried for export, the white marble was used at nearby Aizanoi for building.


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