Agora Deposit: D 7:2
Title:   Theseion 'Street' Deposit
Category:   Ostraka
Description:   Packing under cobblestones 7 or 8 meters west of the Temple of Hephaistos. A similar filling found in a small hole in bedrock three or four meters north of the Temple. The high quality of the pottery from this deposit and the fact that some of it shows signs of burning has suggested that it might have come from a sanctuary destroyed by the Persians. But the presence in the filling of a number of ostraka from ostrakaphoria of the eighties indicates that some at east of the debris accumulated elsewhere and was brought in in connection with filling or leveling operations undertaken soon after the Persian defeat.
Agora XXX: This deposit will have to be down-dated to 440 B.C. because of 231, which should be dated ca. 440 B.C. For a similar case, see Agora XXIII, p. 336, S 21:2.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 6 (1937), pp. 344-345.
    Agora IV, p. 236.
    Agora XII, p. 387.
    Agora XXIII, p. 330.
    Agora XXV, p. 163.
    Agora XXX, p. 361.
    Hesperia Suppl. 5, p. 126.
    Hesperia Suppl. 8, p. 397, under no. 7 c.
Chronology:   Ca. 500-440 B.C.
Date:   19-30 March 1936
Section:   ΚΚ
Grid:   ΚΚ:37-40/ΝΒ-ΝΗ
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