ACHARNES - Monomati - 2002
Bath - Agricultural facility - Residence - Tomb - Hearth/Kiln/Oven - Inscription - Lamp - Numismatics - Sculpture - Domestic space - Cemetery - Production/extraction site - Building Type - Find Type - Site Type
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Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Β' ΕΠΚΑ
Monomati, Ortansias and Paschalias Street. M. Platonos (B’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of a large and rich Roman farmhouse (120 x 60m) with a central open courtyard, developed in successive building phases from the Early to Late Roman periods (Figs 1, 2). The estate had its own pottery workshop with a kiln, storage areas, a honey production installation, and baths with hypocausts and warm and cold rooms at the southeast.
The complex was destroyed in the fourth century AD and the area used as a Late Roman-Early Christian cemetery with burials in pots and pit graves. One grave contained a marble inscription: παιδὶ ἡρῶι.
Finds from the house include domestic pottery, lamps, a marble weight, part of a terracotta relief plaque with the head of the god Hermes (Fig. 3), Roman and Byzantine bronze coins (Fig. 4), and an inscription on a headless Herm stele of the first–second century AD (Fig. 5). This inscription is from the ancient deme of Pergasidai and mentions one of its citizens and some hydraulic works (οὐδὲν ὀφειλομένου δὲ τῆς περιάκτου). Another inscription among the building material of the house was a horos of the fourth century (Fig. 6).
Within the peribolos wall to the northwest of the house was the tomb of a victorious pentathlete with pieces of a column krater of the beginning of the fifth century BC (Fig. 7).
AD 56-59 (2001-2004) Chr., 411-414.
Date of creation
Fig. 3/ Monomati, Ortansias and Paschalias Street: terracotta relief plaque with the head of Hermes.
Fig. 5/ Monomati, Ortansias and Paschalias Street: Early Roman inscribed Herm stele of the deme of Pergasidai, in secondary use in the farmhouse wall.
Fig. 6/ Monomati, Ortansias and Paschalias Street: fourth-century BC horos in secondary use in the house wall.