Agora Object: A 914
Inventory Number:   A 914
Section Number:   Ζ 1581
Title:   String Course Block
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Two large fragments, which together give the full length and width.
One end is finished with a toothed chisel to be visible, the other end has anathyrosis. The inner face is smooth-dressed with the tooth chisel. The underside is roughly but regularly picked in the middle, with a smooth joint surface along either side, this finished with a tooth chisel. The top surface is still more roughly picked in the middle part, and has a smoothed band along either edge, this at a slightly lower level than the surface of the middle part. The outside face is lightly stippled with a smoothed border along all edges. The treatment of the joint surface suggests that the block rested on the stone courses of the lower part of the wall and that it carried an upper wall of crude brick. Since the exposed end shows no trace of a doorjamb one may place the block to one side of the opening that provided communication between the Tholos and its North Annex.
Hymettian marble.
Notes:   Found at G/9-11/10 (Fall 2016).
Context:   Found in the curbing of a late Roman well to the west of the Tholos.
Negatives:   Leica, 8-184, 8-196, XVI-55, XVI-56, XVI-102
PD Number:   PD 68
Dimensions:   L. (on outer face) ca. 1.84; Th. 0.11; W. 0.73, (joint surface on underside) 0.08-0.10, (smoothed band on top surface) 0.025, (smoothed border on outside face) 0.025
Material:   Marble (Hymettian)
Date:   1934
Section:   Ζ
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 4 (1940), p. 52, figs. 39, 40, 41.
References:   Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 4 (1940)
Monument: Tholos
Drawing: PD 68 (DA 4324)
Images (8)
Notebook: Ζ-5
Notebook: Ζ-13
Notebook Page: Ζ-5-70 (pp. 911-912)
Notebook Page: Ζ-5-92 (pp. 955-956)
Notebook Page: Ζ-13-69 (pp. 2476-2477)
Card: A 914
Card: A 914