Agora Object: A 248
Inventory Number:   A 248
Section Number:   Η' 580
Title:   Step Block with Mason's Mark
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Bottom step block. All surfaces preserved with anathyrosis on both ends. Top surface smooth with setting line 0.395m. from front surface.
For a distance of 0.330m. from front surface we have a raised area 0.013m. from finished top surface across block. This, and anathyrosis, suggests its original intention.
Front surface smooth picked with drafting all around. Cuttings for H-clamps. Pry and dowel cuttings in back.
Mason's mark: Ε Γ Γ.
Pentelic marble.
Assigned to the Temple of Ares.
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Notes:   Found at J/10-7/17 (Fall 2016).
Context:   Demolition of late foundations in N.W. corner of section.
Negatives:   Leica
PD Number:   PD 529, PD 771
Dimensions:   L. 1.343; H. 0.368; Th. 0.750
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Date:   23 January 1934
Section:   Η'
Grid:   Η':43-49/ΞΒ-ΞΘ
Bibliography:   Hesperia 28 (1959), pp. 11, 48, 49, 51, 54, fig. 3, pl. 10, (footnotes) pp. 9, 53, 55.
    Hesperia 9 (1940), p. 3, n. 9, p. 12, fig. 7.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 9 (1940)
Publication: Hesperia 28 (1959)
Monument: Temple of Ares
Drawing: PD 529 (DA 10717)
Drawing: PD 771 (DA 4507)
Image: 1997.10.0382 (LX-56)
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Card: A 248
Card: A 248