Agora Object: B 262
Inventory Number:   B 262
Section Number:   ΠΘ 266
Title:   Shield
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Χάλκινη Σπαρτιατική ασπίδα -λάφυρο από τη μάχη της Πύλου 425 π.Χ.
Category:   Bronze
Description:   Inscribed.
Found largely complete, but very much bent and chipped.
An oval shield with a narrow rim ornamented with a fine multiple guilloche pattern repousse.
The central part of the shield was apparently undecorated, but bore an inscription in letters made by small punches.
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Cf. ArchDelt 1 (1915), Appendix, p. 31, fig. 37.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Χάλκινη ενεπίγραφη ασπίδα. Πρόκειται για λάφυρο των Αθηναίων από τη μάχη της Πύλου (425 π.Χ.).
Conservation Status:   Finished
Context:   Filling of cistern system on Kolonos Agoraios, south of the Temple of Hephaistos.
4th c. B.C. fill.
Handling:   Stoa Gallery
Negatives:   Leica, Color slide, XLIII-10, 6-107, 6-125, 6-126, 6-246, 6-247, 6-248
PD Number:   PD 445, PD 446, Ptg. 208, Ptg. 209, Ptg. 210
Dimensions:   P.W. 0.97; W. (rim) ca. 0.056; H. (letters) 0.08
Material:   Copper alloy
Date:   7 February 1936
Section:   ΠΘ
Deposit:   D-E 8-9:1
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), p. 153, fig. 92.
    Hesperia 82 (2013), p. 245, fig. 2a.
    Guide (2010), p. 99, fig. 64.
    Camp and Mauzy (2009), p. 36, fig. 37.
    Mattusch (2007), p. 124, figs. 188A, B.
    AgoraPicBk 4 (2004), p. 12, fig. 13.
    Paterakis (1997), pp. 75-97.
    Hesperia 61 (1992), p. 475.
    Guide (1990), pp. 106-107, figs. 60a, 61.
    Camp (1986), p. 71.
    Guide (1976), p. 255, fig. 134.
    Guide (1962), p. 169.
    AgoraPicBk 4 (1960), fig. 33.
    ArchEph (1937), (vol. I), pp. 140-143, figs. 1-3.
    Hesperia 6 (1937), pp. 346-347, figs. 10-12.
    AJA 40 (1936), p. 189, fig. 2, no. 2.
    JHS 56 (1936), part II, p. 139, fig. 2.
    JdI 51 (1936), p. 110, figs. 5-6.
    ILN (18 July 1936).
    Agora XIV, p. 92, pl. 49.
    Agora XVIII, no. A2.
References:   Publications (7)
Publication Page: Agora 3, s. 50, p. 40
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Deposit: D-E 8-9:1
Card: B 262
Card: B 262