Agora Deposit: F 5:1
Title:   Cistern
Category:   Cistern
Description:   Evidence of stratification into five layers, although joins between the layers. Layer VI added when the construction of the Roman building above required it. No subdivisions assigned.
Flask-shaped cistern chamber located on the northern slopes of Agoraios between the NW corner of the Hellenistic Building and the Temple of Aphrodite Ourania. As found, it lay beneath the floor of one of the rooms of a Roman Building. It was 1.10m in diameter at top, 3m at bottom. Water was received at the north end of this and entered the cistern through a passage which was apparently dammed at the place it entered the cistern with a low block to provide for settling of sediment.
Eighteen stamped amphora handles. Later intrusion represented by type 50B lamp and of late 2nd to early 1st c. Moldmade bowls with thick walls and small indistinct figures similar to those on bowls in G 5:3 and some examples in Thompson's Group C. No long-petal bowls.
Contents:   Coins:
3 June 1937 #1-#4
4 June 1937 #5-#9
7 June 1937 #1-#4
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 50 (2018), pp. 15, 17, 18, 71, 153, nn. 32, 7.
    Agora IV, p. 238.
    Agora XII, p. 389.
    Agora XXI, p. 97.
    Agora XXII, pp. 99-100.
    Agora XXIX, p. 448.
    Agora XXXIII, pp. 354-355.
    Agora XXXVII, p. 220.
    Hesperia Suppl. 10, p. 152.
Chronology:   Early 3rd-late 2nd c. B.C.
Date:   3-9 June 1937
Section:   ΛΛ
Grid:   ΛΛ:99/Κ
Elevation:   -4.82m.
Masl:   -4.82m.
References:   Publications (8)
Publication Pages (33)
Objects (26)
Lots (7)
Notebook: ΛΛ-7
Notebook: ΛΛ-8
Notebook: ΛΛ-9
Notebook Pages (28)