SPARTA - 2000
Type of Operation
Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ε' ΕΠΚΑ
Sparta. 12 Artemis Orthia Street (O.T. 102, A. Stavropoulou-Bouchali property). A. Themos (Ε' ΕΠΚΑ) reports on ongoing excavation (see previously ADelt 54  Chr, 166).
Clearance of the architectural remains previously reported, including an ancient road in the centre of the plot, was completed. A large volume of pottery was collected, along with iron nails, bronze items such as a hook, ring and pins, and an Archaic pin. Bronze coins include: two Laconian coins of the reign of Hadrian (Gruppe XXXVII); a worn Roman Imperial coin (with a Nile on the reverse); and a Lakedaimonian issue of 35−31 BC (Gruppe XXII, 3) with the legend ΦΕΙΔΙΑΣ on the obverse; two more dating 43−31 BC (Gruppe XVI and XVII, 76 respectively); another of 48−35 BC (Gruppe XV); and one of 7−2 BC (Gruppe XXXI); then two coins of Sikyon, one bronze and one silver; two Laconian coins of 31−7 BC (Gruppe XXVI); two worn coins likely dating 48−40 BC (Gruppe XIV); two Laconian coins of the reign of Commodus (Gruppe XLVI); and one probably of the reign of Claudius (Gruppe XXXVI).
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 225
Date of creation