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discus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1898,0716.3

  • Description

    Bronze discus bearing an inscription stating that it was thrown by Exoidas when he won a contest in Kephallenia; he dedicated the discus to Castor and Pollux.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 1.246 kilograms
    • Diameter: 16.51 centimetres
    • Thickness: 4 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
  • Bibliography

    • Bronze 3207 bibliographic details
    • Inscription 952 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc24

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1980 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1898

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1898,0716.3

Panathenaic bronze discus bearing an inscription stating that it was thrown by Exoidas when he won a contest in Kephallenia; he dedicated the discus to Castor and Pollux.

Panathenaic bronze discus bearing an inscription stating that it was thrown by Exoidas when he won a contest in Kephallenia; he dedicated the discus to Castor and Pollux.

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