Agora Deposit: F 16:1
Title:   Demeter Cistern
Category:   Cistern
Description:   Cistern at 9/Β (10/Β on plan), at the NW foot of the Areopagus, some 200m to the west of the Coroplast's Dump. It had evidently belonged to one of the small houses in that thickly populated residential area. That sculptors lived near by is attested by the presence in the filling of two unfinished works roughly blocked out of re-used marble. The chamber , lined with the usual waterproof cement, was roughly rectangular at the bottom, measuring north side 1.25m, east side 1.80m., south side 2.06m., west side 1.70m., and reaching a maximum depth of 3.80m.
Fourth century deposit overlaid by late Roman upper fill (cf. T 85, L 379, container 80, not recorded with this deposit and no subdivision given).
Contents:   Coins:
20 February 1931 #16-#18
23 February 1932 #1-#9, #21, #26
24 February 1932 #11
27 February 1932 #3
29 February 1932 #13, #19
1 March 1932 #3-#8
2 March 1932 #18-#19, #22-#29
7 March 1932 #3
8 March 1932 #3
11 March 1932 #3-#4 (from earth)
Notes:   See letter of S.G.M. dated 29 January 1973 (in deposit notebook) re unclear stratigraphy and measurements.
Bibliography:   Tsakirgis (2015), n. 2.
    Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), p. 87, n. 157.
    Hesperia 43 (1974), pp. 194-198.
    Hesperia 23 (1954), pp. 87-88.
    Hesperia 3 (1934), p. 317 (noted).
    Agora IV, p. 238.
    Agora X, p. 67.
    Agora XII, p. 390.
    Agora XXI, p. 98.
    Agora XXIX, p. 451.
    Agora XXXIII, p. 356.
Chronology:   Second half 4th c. B.C.
Date:   20 February-8 March 1932
Section:   ΣΤ
Grid:   ΣΤ:9/Β
Elevation:   -3.8m.
Masl:   -3.8m.
References:   Publications (11)
Publication Pages (25)
Report: 1968 Κ
Report Pages (7)
Objects (49)
Notebook: Κ-25
Notebook: Κ-26
Notebook Pages (5)