Agora Object: A 2684
Inventory Number:   A 2684
Section Number:   ΚΚ 1289
Title:   Cover Tile Fragment
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Fragment from upper end of a tile, the weathering indicates an overlap of ca. 0.045m.
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.
Notes:   Not found in check 1986.
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.
Negatives:   Leica
PD Number:   PD 960
Dimensions:   Max. Dim. 0.12; 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: 2012.55.0879 (81-82)
Image: 1997.10.0375 (81-82)
Notebook: ΚΚ-12
Notebook Page: ΚΚ-12-21 (pp. 2331-2332)
Notebook Page: ΚΚ-12-23 (pp. 2335-2336)
Card: A 2684
Card: A 2684