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Fragment of a relief stele representing a discus-thrower, from Amyklai

Fragment of a relief stele representing a discus-thrower, from Amyklai

Greek, Early Classical period, ca. 470 BCE?
Inscribed along the right side (SEG XI, 696).
[---]ας δέκα κα hενατον | [--] κε [--]

From the Sanctuary of Apollo Amyklaios at Amyklai (on Pleiades)
Fiechter excavations of 1907

Identified by Von Massow as a fragment of the stele of the Olympic victor Ainetos seen by Pausanias (3.18.7), but this is groundless.

Archaeological Museum of Sparta, Greece
Inv. 940

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

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