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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1805,0703.232

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 86.36 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
  • Curator's comments

    Cook 2011, nr 156:
    ‘A greek inscription upon a circular shield, three feet in diameter, containing the names of ye EHBOI 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.

    Bibliography:
    - Synopsis (1808), III.36;
    - AMBM, II, pl. 36;
    - GIBM 44; IG II2, 2191;
    - Cook, Inscriptions, 24-5, fig. 16.

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  • Bibliography

    • IG II-III 2191 bibliographic details
    • CIG 284 bibliographic details
    • Inscription 44 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1805

  • Acquisition notes

    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.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1805,0703.232

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.

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