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Marble halter (jumping-weight) dedicated by Paitiadas to Athena

Marble halter (jumping-weight) dedicated by Paitiadas to Athena

Greek, Late Archaic/Early Classical period, early 5th c. BCE
Laconian marble. 24 cm long, 8.5 cm high
Inscribed ΤΑΙ ΑΘΑΝΑΙΑΙ ΠΑΙΤΙΑΔΑΣ, "Paitiadas [or Pasitiadas] (dedicated this) to Athena."
From the Temple of Athena Chalkioikos at Sparta (on Pleiades).
"Found in votive debris close to the foundations of the early wall below the back wall of the cavea, May, 1926" according to A.M. Woodward, "Excavations at Sparta, 1926," Annual of the British School at Athens Vol. 27 (1925/1926), p. 251.

Archaeological Museum of Sparta, Greece

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Photo taken on 13 October 2012 (© diffendale / Flickr)

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