Agora Object: L 1873 BIS
Inventory Number:   L 1873 BIS
Section Number:   Β 1573
Title:   Lamp Fragment: Ostrakon of Melanthios Phalanthou
Category:   Lamps
Description:   Fragment from the bottom of a lamp, broken all around.
On the inside an inscription; perhaps an ostrakon.
On inside, good black glaze; on underside, black circles on a polished ground.
Type II (?) of Corinth collection.
Cf. Corinth IV, pp. 35-38, nos. 44-53, pl. I.
ADDENDA According to E. Vanderpool (Hesperia Suppl. 8 ) and to M. Lang (Agora XXV) this is an ostrakon from a shallow skyphos with the inscription:
"Μ Ε Λ Α Ν [Θ Ι Ο Σ]
Φ Α Λ Α Ν [Θ Ο Σ]"
Context:   Bouleuterion inside its porch, dug bedrock filling.
Notebook Page:   1894
Negatives:   Leica, L-98, 84-7-22
Dimensions:   Max. Dim. 0.068
Chronology:   Early 5th. century B.C.
Date:   11 May 1935
Section:   Β
Grid:   G-H 10
Deposit:   F-G 9-10
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 19 (1982), p. 62, n. 17.
    Hesperia Suppl. 8 (1949), pp. 400-401, pl. 59, no. 14a.
    Agora XXV, no. 640, p. 95.
Published Type:   Corinth IV, pp. 35-38, nos. 44-53, pl. I.
References:   Publication: Agora XXV
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 8 (1949)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 19 (1982)
Image: 2012.74.0804 (84-7-22)
Deposit: F-G 9-10
Notebook: Β-10
Notebook Page: Β-10-64 (pp. 1893-1894)
Notebook Page: Β-10-77 (pp. 1919-1920)
Card: L 1873 BIS