Agora Deposit: D-E 8-9:1
Title:   Theseion Cisterns A and B (1936)
Category:   Cistern
Description:   Two chambers connected by a tunnel, all filled at the same time, but with slight Hellenistic disturbance. Chamber A, to west at 14/ΛΗ, B to east at 14-15/ΛΒ on grid for section RR.
Cistern system ca. 20.00m. south of the south stylobate of the Hephaisteion. Basically a single dumped filling; the presence in the filling of a few later objects...possibly as late as the second half of the 3rd c., probably indicates a supplementary filling. Abandonment of cistern and source of contents probaby attributable to an undetermined event in the early part of the decade 310 B.C.
In the early 3rd c. B.C. very possibly ca. 277/6 (see Garden article), the southerly side of Kolonos, outside the Precinct Wall, was levelled off and the double cistern were cut down and filled p. 833.
Contents:   Coins:
4 February 1936 #1
5 February 1936 #1
6 February 1936 #1-#2
8 February 1936 #3
10 February 1936 #1-#3
12 February 1936 #1-#13
13 February 1936 #1-#6
14 February 1936 #1
Bibliography:   Hesperia 24 (1955), p. 178, no. 2.
    Agora XII, p. 388.
    Agora XXI, p. 97.
    Agora XXII, p. 98.
    Agora XXIII, p. 331.
    Agora XXIX, p. 444.
    Agora XXVI, p. 305.
    Agora XXXIII, p. 350.
Chronology:   Ca. 325-275 B.C.
Date:   4-14 February 1936
Section:   ΠΘ
Grid:   ΠΘ:14/ΛΗ
References:   Publications (8)
Publication Pages (36)
Objects (38)
Coin: N 51026