Agora Object: I 848
Inventory Number:   I 848
Section Number:   Ι 366
Title:   Dedication
Category:   Inscriptions
Description:   Inscribed lintel block.
The left end is embedded in cement, but the dimensions appear to be fully preserved; a few large chips missing from the top, and the junction with the door posts broken away at the corners. Top and right side picked rough; soffit and back, fine picked.
Library dedication. Dedication to Athena Polias and the Emperor Trajan and the city of Athens by the priest of the Philosophical Muses, Titus Flavius Pantainos: the outer porticoes, the peristyle, the library with its books, and the entire establishment.
The inscription is framed by a cyma and cavetto, and crowned by a large moulding. The lower three lines of the four line inscription are on a surface cut back ca. 0.005m. from that of the top line, which thus forms a raised band, which is continued down the sides to include one letter each in the second and third lines, and along the bottom, to include four letters. The last letters of lines three and four are written on the cyma.
Pentelic marble.
Context:   Built ito the late Roman Fortification, over the Library of Pantainos.
Negatives:   Leica, XXVII-9, XXVII-10, XXVII-11, XXVII-12, 86-147, 3-186
PD Number:   PD 278
Dimensions:   H. 0.38, (of moulding) 0.21; Lett. H. 0.03-0.035; W. ca. 2.283, (of inscribed face) 2.365, (of cavetto) 0.09; Th. (at top) 0.545
Material:   Marble
Date:   20 May 1933
Section:   Ι
Grid:   R 14
Bibliography:   Camp (1986), p. 190.
    AgoraPicBk 21 (1984), fig. 2.
    Travlos (1971), fig. 552.
    Hesperia Suppl. 8 (1949), pl. 26.
    Hesperia 15 (1946), p. 233, no. 64.
    Hesperia 4 (1935), pp. 330, 332, fig. 19.
    Agora III, no. 464, p. 150.
    Agora XVIII, no. C217.
    Agora XXIV, p. 130.
References:   Publications (7)
Publication Pages (7)
Drawing: PD 278 (DA 290)
Drawing: PD 278-b (DA 291)
Images (12)
Card: I 848
Card: I 848