Agora Deposit: J 1:2
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Deposit
Name:   J 1:2
Title:   Coin Hoard in BZ
Supervisor:   Marcie Handler
Category:   Coins
Description:   Continued from 2000 season, 10-12 July 2000; BZ XXIII p. 4472.
The hoard was originally excavated during the 2000 season (Lot BZ 1049, 5th-6th centuries AD), from a higher elevation through a gap in the stones of Wall A, and was thought to be the bottom of a foundation trench for the wall. The original excavators bottomed out on a tile, thought to be part of a drain (which was actually the bottom of the basin/latrine). The eastern limit of the deposit was not found during the 2000 season, because it sat under levels of fill in Room F until this season of excavation. The fill within the basin was excavated this season, and an additional 17 coins were found before we cleared the contents of the basin.
Coin hoard (mostly illegible) 4th c. A.D.
Foundation trench of N/S street wall, in ash pit. 53.505m-53.089m. -Basin on the west side of Room F. 53.084-53.275m. (2003)
17 coins: ΒΖ-1418 - ΒΖ-1434
Contents:   Coins:
10 July 2000 #979, #1005
11 July 2000 #1001-#1004, #1006-#1068
12 July 2000 #1069-#1113
21 July 2003 #1410-#1412, #1418-#1428
22 July 2003 #1429-#1434
Notes:   Basket 90.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 72 (2003), pp. 246, fig. 9.
Date:   10-12 July 2000
21-22 July 2003
Section:   ΒΖ
Grid:   J/8-1/16,17
Elevation:   53.275-53.084m.
Masl:   53.084-53.275m.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 72 (2003)
Report: 2000 Excavations
Image: 2012.86.1733 (2003-9-19)
Image: 2000.04.0003
Image: 2003.02.0367