ARGOS - 2001
Type of Operation
Argos, Junction of Diomedous and Megalou Alexandrou Streets (property of I. Alexopoulou). Ch. Piteros (Δ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of a third- or second-century BC cremation burial in an amphora (Fig. 1) placed inside a rectangular built receptacle, accompanied by a gold coin of Sikyon as the danake, a Rhodian silver coin, a gold wreath of olive or myrtle leaves, and an iron ring. This rare ash urn, which recalls the silver hydria from the Tomb of the Prince at Vergina, probably contained the remains of an Argive athlete (on the analogy of the bronze hydria from Sinope).
http://www.yppo.gr/0/anaskafes/pdfs/D_EPKA.pdf , p. 89.
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