Agora Object: A 2683
Inventory Number:   A 2683
Section Number:   ΚΚ 1288
Title:   Cover Tile Fragment
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Heavily weathered on top. Fragment preserving one lateral edge and a little of the ridge.
Excellent work.
Island marble.
The three fragments A 2682, A 2683 and A 2684 may be assigned with certainty to the same roof because of their complete congruity on material, workmanship, dimension and weathering. In view of the propinquity of the finding place and the strikingly fresh condition of the fragments, they come in all likelihood from the Temple of Hephaistos. Their presence in a context of the second half of the 3rd c. A.D. suggests that the roof of the building had suffered at the hands of the Herulians in A.D. 267.
Context:   From filling in plundered south foundation trench of Hellenistic Building near S.W. corner along with pottery and lamps of 2nd half of 3rd c. A.D.
Notebook Page:   2332
Negatives:   Leica, 81-82
PD Number:   PD 960
Dimensions:   P.L. 0.19; P.W. (half) 0.11; Th. 0.035
Material:   Marble (Island)
Date:   3 April 1957
Section:   ΚΚ
Bibliography:   AJA 80 (1976), p. 245.
    Hesperia 28 (1959), pp. 28, 29, fig. 16.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 28 (1959)
Monument: Temple of Hephaistos
Drawing: PD 960 (DA 4530)
Image: 1997.10.0375 (81-82)
Notebook: ΚΚ-12
Notebook Page: ΚΚ-12-21 (pp. 2331-2332)
Notebook Page: ΚΚ-12-22 (pp. 2333-2334)
Card: A 2683