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Marble shield with a list of young men enrolled as Ephebes at Athens, with Alkamenes as trainer. Athenians are listed first in tribes followed by the foreigners who had comes to Athens to complete their education.
- Made in: Attica
- Diameter: 86.36 centimetres
Cook 2011, nr 156:
‘A greek inscription upon a circular shield, three feet in diameter, containing the names of ye EHBOI of Athens under the Cosmetes Alcamenes, and of the Tribes to which they belonged. It was brought to England by the late Doctor Ant: Askew from Athens, where it was found’ (TY 12/2, dining room 2).
Bought from Lyde Browne, probably in July 1775, for £20 (TY 10/5-6; TY 10/3, fo. 13) or £10 (TY 12/1).
Drawings: B. F. Cook, `The Townley Marbles in Westminster and Bloomsbury', The British Museum Yearbook, 2 (1977), 42-43, figs. 24-25, no. 3.
- Synopsis (1808), III.36;
- AMBM, II, pl. 36;
- GIBM 44; IG II2, 2191;
- Cook, Inscriptions, 24-5, fig. 16.
9 August 1995
Pencil marks in inscription.
Remove pencil marks with Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone).
Catalogue records: Procured at Athens by Anthony Askew, MD. He discovered it in a church and was informed that it had been removed from the Parthenon.
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Object reference number: GAA9316
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