PERDIKA - Anc. Elina - 2000
Public building - Fortifications - Numismatics - Sculpture - Metal - Building Type - Find Type - Material Type
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Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Η' ΕΠΚΑ
Perdika, Dymokastro. G. Riginos (Η' ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavation at the fortified settlement identified as ancient Elina (Fig. 1).
Building A (30m x 30m) is located on the south side of acropolis A. The walls are of unworked rectangular limestone blocks with no connecting material. To the south was a partly rock-cut road or passage. Excavation inside the building revealed parts of the walls of at least two rooms separated by aisles. Along the east side of the building, a stoa defines an atrium. The building’s dimensions, its location in the fortified settlement and the finds inside it (e.g. a bronze mask depicting the head of a bearded god [Fig. 2]) suggest that it was a public building (finds include three Hellenistic bronze coins). Building B was built on a rectangular terrace. (Fig. 3) The partly excavated walls delimit a wing (unit 1) of at least two rooms. The walls of unit I are also built of unworked limestone. The roof was tiled. Finds include coarse and fine pottery, loomweights, five bronze coins, iron nails, lead sheet and part of a bronze clasp.
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 664−65
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