from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The locality of a find; the place where an object has been found: as, the find-spot of these coins is unknown.
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Archaeologists range from those who blithely ignore the Italian find-spot to those who think that the design themes were specially chosen by the Athenian artists with the Etruscan funerary market in mind.
The term "well-documented provenance" refers to an object's ownership history and should not be confused with archaeological "provenience," the find-spot of an object.
An inscribed stone bar, rectangular in shape, bears the ye-dharmma formula in South Indian characters of the fourth century A.D., thus proclaiming the Buddhist character of the shrine near the find-spot (site I) of which only the basement survives.
7. Although it is regrettable that the brooch's original context is unknown, such prestige objects could travel some way from their point of origin, so a find-spot in itself might not have necessarily shed light on its origin.