SPARTA - 2000
Type of Operation
Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ε' ΕΠΚΑ
Sparta. 145 Archidamou Street (O.T. 113, P. Theophilakou property). E. Zavvou (Ε' ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of Hellenistic constructions and evidence for a potter’s workshop on the west side of the Xenia hill.
Three Hellenistic walls were uncovered, one of which incorporated an Egyptian boat quern of probable Classical date. The existence of a Late Hellenistic workshop in the area is indicated by almost intact pots among the walls, many of which were warped or misfired (Fig. 1). Finds comprise two plates, a black-glazed wheelmade lamp, two black-glazed prochoiskoi, two black-figure oinochoae plus one with badly compressed walls, part of a probably lagynos, a red-slipped bowl, a kantharos, and part of a mould for imbricate moulded bowls. Small finds include a bronze coin of the reign of Eurykles, part of a tile stamped ΔΑΜΟΣΙ[OΣ]/ A[Θ]A[NAΣ] and a first-century BC pyramidal loomweight stamped A and Ρ(?).
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 223
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