By Jack Leonard Benson
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Babelon, Znventaire sommaire de la Collection Waddington, Paris 1908, 109: No. 2024, P1. 4, 9. On the improbability that ancient Leros issued its own coins, see Biirchner, IL,33. J. L. BENSON ANCIENT LEROS 2. THE POTTERY OF LEROS1 be part of a palm tree design (Illus. Id and P1. 15 Fig. 1i)P Both should be seventh century. Possibly earlier than the seventh century is a sherd with a pattern of triangles and bands (Illus. lc)" of a fabric similar to that found in Chios in the late eighth to early seventh centuries!
2) which has been published by Samarkos (Pai). A more detailed publication is promised by Dr. G. Konstantinopoulos, who for this reason refused me permission to obtain any photographs of the piece. As can be seen from the rather poor plate in Pai, there is represented a bearded, well-groomed middle aged man, clothed in a voluminous hirnation. He leans forward on a staff which his right hand grasp. The right foot is shown in bird's eye view; the lower shank of the right leg is somewhat too short.
He leans forward on a staff which his right hand grasp. The right foot is shown in bird's eye view; the lower shank of the right leg is somewhat too short. The crossed left foot is completely reversed from the natural suucture, for the big toe is on the inside instead of the outside. An obvious parallel for the type of monument is the Athlete's base of the National Museum, Athens (K. Schefold, Griechische Plastik, Base1 1949, PI. 7 9 , while the figure itself recalls also the countless paid~ribaiof fifth century Attic pottery, but also the "Ideal Athenians" of the East frieze of the Parthenon, which may suggest an approximate date for the relief.