Agora Object: I 286
Inventory Number:   I 286
Section Number:   Θ 26
    Κ 115
    Π 116
    Π 129
    Π 130
    Π 149
    Π 333
    Σ 60
    Σ 1298
    Σ 1299
Title:   Ephebic Decree Fragments
Category:   Inscriptions
Description:   Fragment Θ 26 a), from right side of inscribed block; fine picked on one side, rough picked on the back.
Fragment Κ 115 b), back and left side preserved. Fifteen lines of the inscription preserved.
Fragment Κ 115 c) right side preserved; elsewhere broken. Nine lines of the inscription preserved, and part of a wreath enclosing three letters.
Fragment Π 116 d), inscribed face only preserved. At left is part of a wreath, and at right the lower part of a rosette.
Fragment Π 129 e), joined with Π 130; inscribed face, left side and back preserved. About thirteen lines of the inscription preserved.
Fragment Π 149 f), inscribed face only preserved; and possibly a bit of the rough picked back (?).
Fragment Π 333 g), inscribed face, back, and right side preserved. Ten lines of the inscription preserved.
Fragment Σ 60 h), mended from two pieces; this fragment joins to the piece belonging to the Epigraphical Museum.
Fragments Σ 1298 and 1299, not numbered further because of possible joins, were checked for joins (December 1951), and none being found except as noted, were numbered (29 February 1952). Inscribed faces only preserved, most are very small fragments; small fragments preserving no letters, not numbered (Σ 1299b, joins to I 286 b; Σ 1299d, joins to I 989 c; Σ 1299s, joins to I 286 e.).
Hymettian marble.
ADDENDA Most of the fragments of this inscription were found near the southeast corner of the Agora. Some of the main fragments were used in the filling of the south tower of the gate in the late Roman Fortification (Q 13); other main fragments came from modern house walls in this neighborhood, no doubt extracted from the Fortification; and a few were found in modern constructions 100m. and more to the north and west of the tower. One fragment (EM 564) is reported to have come from a considerable distance to the east, east of the Tower of the Winds.
The stele appears to have stood originally in front of the terrace of the Stoa of Attalos, about opposite Pier 5 from the south, and to have been broken up after the Herulian invasion for use as building material in the late Roman Fortification. A quantity of small fragments and chips from it, opposite Pier 5, presumably left behind when the stele was broken up for building use.
Cf. Hesperia 4 (1935), p. 90.
BCH (1934), pp. 92-93.
Keyword:   Fragments
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Notes:   Pre-excavation.
d) (Π 116) 20/ΙΑ
g) (Π 333) 24/ΙΘ
a) (Θ 26) J 11
b) (Κ 115) H-J 14
c) (K 115) H-J 14
d) (Π 116) O 14
e) (Π 129) N 14
f) (Π 149) N-O 14
g) (ΙΙ 333) O 14
h) (Σ 60) O 8
(Σ 1298, and Σ 1299) P 11
Also joined to I 958 and I 989.
Context:   a) (Θ 26), found in the modern wall of the house 636/25, northeast of the Civic Offices.
b) and c) (K 115), found in wall of chapel of Holy Martyr Charalampes (Charalambos?), north of the Southwest Fountain.
d) (ΙΙ 116), found in modern wall in front of the East Stoa.
e) (ΙΙ 129), found in modern cellar in front of the East Stoa.
f) (ΙΙ 149), found in front of the East Stoa.
g) (II 333), found in loose modern fill.
h) (Σ 60), found in the modern wall of the house 645a/5, in front of the north end of the Stoa of Attalos.
(Σ 1298 and Σ 1299), found in mid Roman context in front of the Stoa of Attalos (pier 5).
Notebook Page:   2207-2208
Negatives:   Leica, 3-180, 4-147, 4-148, 4-151, 4-152, 84-20, 84-422, 84-424, 84-425, 84-426, 84-427, 84-428, 84-429, 84-431, 84-432, 84-696
Dimensions:   H. a) ca. 0.265, b) 0.20, c) 0.22, d) 0.265, e) 0.20, f) 0.132, h) 0.158; Lett. H. a) 0.009, d) ca. 0.009, e) ca. 0.008, f) 0.008-0.009; W. a) 0.315, b) 0.23, c) 0.17, d) 0.32, e) 0.32, f) 0.21, h) 0.175; Th. a) 0.175, b) 0.165, c) 0.09, d) 0.165, e) 0.155, f) 0.17, h) 0.175; P.H. i) 0.16, j) 0.17, k) 0.04, l) 0.09, m) 0.03, n) 0.055, o) 0.02, p) 0.047, q) 0.048, r) 0.04, t) 0.034, u) 0.037, v) 0.02, w) 0.023, x) 0.04, y) 0.03; P.W. i) 0.12, j) 0.19, k) 0.12, l) 0.062, m) 0.065, n) 0.055, o) 0.032, p) 0.04, q) 0.045, r) 0.023, s) 0.025, t) 0.025, u) 0.025, v) 0.033, w) 0.012, x) 0.03, y) 0.02; P.Th. i) 0.09, r) 0.085, s) 0.062
Chronology:   127/6 B.C.
Date:   1933
24 February 1934
7 February 1935
14 February 1935
22 February 1935
12 April 1935
13 December 1935
Section:   Θ
    Κ
    Π
    Σ
Grid:   Π:20/ΙΑ
    Π:24/ΙΘ
    J 11
    H-J 14
    O 14
    N 14
    N-O 14
    O 8
    P 11
Bibliography:   Hesperia 75 (2006), p. 104.
    Hesperia Suppl. 29 (1998), p. 90.
    Tracy (1990), pp. 139, 187, 188, 189, 227, 229, 233.
    Hesperia 45 (1976), p. 286.
    Hesperia Suppl. 15 (1975), p. 2, no. 2.
    Hesperia 39 (1970), p. 311.
    Hesperia 34 (1965), pp. 262, 262, 268.
    Hesperia 30 (1961), p. 13, no. 8.
    Hesperia 24 (1955), p. 220, pl. 78.
    Hesperia 16 (1947), p. 169, no. 66.
    Hesperia 15 (1946), pp. 201, 202-203, no. 41.
    Hesperia 4 (1935), p. 37.
    Hesperia 3 (1934), p. 24.
    Agora III, nos. 129, 248, 569, pp. 60-61, 90-91, 172-173.
Published Type:   Hesperia 4 (1935), p. 90.
    BCH (1934), pp. 92-93.
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