Agora Object: A 3671
Inventory Number:   A 3671
Section Number:   ΟΟ 1692
Title:   "Stoker's Helmet"
Category:   Architecture Terracotta
Description:   Back and edges broken away. Helmet shaped terracotta object with six holes around sides. Nosepiece indicated in solid clay, also crest, decorated with four low bosses. Edge broken away in a manner suggesting that it flared out into a square tile of standard size (ca. 0.50m.). Possibly for insertion on floor above stoking chamber to provide light and air (?). Coarse red clay with bits. Very heavy.
Cf. another somewhat similar, A 2715 from Herulian context but with helmet-like aspect less emphasized. No traces of smoke inside either.
Cf. also MC 1346.
Context:   Roman Bath. Herulian destruction debris in A 3. Loose fill; over fire chamber.
Negatives:   Leica, 85-641, 85-642
PD Number:   PD 1827
Dimensions:   H. 0.19; P.L. 0.32; P.W. 0.27
Material:   Terracotta
Date:   July 1968
Section:   ΟΟ
Deposit:   E 18:6
Bibliography:   Hesperia 70 (2001), p. 175.
    Hesperia 38 (1969), p. 408, pl. 108 c, d.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:A 2715
    Agora:Object:MC 1346
References:   Publication: Hesperia 38 (1969)
Publication: Hesperia 70 (2001)
Drawing: PD 1827 (DA 3384)
Drawing: PD 1827 (DA 3385)
Image: 1997.18.0252 (85-641)
Image: 1997.18.0253 (85-642)
Deposit: E 18:6
Notebook: ΟΟ-21
Notebook: ΟΟ-22
Notebook Page: ΟΟ-21-62 (pp. 4114-4115)
Notebook Page: ΟΟ-22-51 (pp. 4291-4292)
Card: A 3671
Card: A 3671