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Grave goods from the tomb of an athlete, perhaps Theokles of Chalkis

Grave goods from the tomb of an athlete, perhaps Theokles of Chalkis

Golden crown of 133 pressed leaves, marble pyxis, and glass beaker.
Perhaps the tomb of the athlete Theokles, son of Pausanias, from Chalkis, known from agonistic catalogues from the gymnasium in that city, as well as on coins.
Greek, Late Hellenistic period, ca. 90 BCE
Found in the cemetery at Ayia Eleousa, Chalkis/Chalcis (on Pleiades).

Archaeological Museum of Chalkida (Chalkis), Euboia, Greece

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Photo taken on 6 March 2013 (© diffendale / Flickr)

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