Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 5.1886-1890

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in the nicked edges. Length, 0.135 m.; width at edges, 0.066 m.;
width at middle, 0.038 m.; greatest thickness, 0.024 m. • hole in the
middle, 0.035 by 0.02 m.

Ill, IV.—Fragments of similar tools. Length of first, 0.076 m.;
width at edges, 0.062 m.; width at break, 0.037 m.; greatest thick-
ness, 0.024 m. Length of second, 0.08 m.; width at edges, 0.052 m.;
"width at break, 0.04 m.; greatest thickness, 0.027 m. The break in
each is through the hole in the middle, but the two fragments evi-
dently do not belong to the same axe-head.

Axe-hcads very like all these have been found in the excavations
on the acropolis at Athens, at a depth of 14 m.

V. —Implement consisting of a tube, apparently for inserting a
wooden handle, and a short blade beveled to a sharp edge from the
under side. Total length, 0.145 m.; length of tube, 0.055 m.;
d'ameter of tube, 0.056 m. Similar objects were found with the
axe-heads in the excavations on the acropolis at Athens, but their
use has not been satisfactorily explained. A bit of sheet bronze is
fastened to the under side of our specimen, which led to the sugges-
tion that a bronze plate had been soldered on, forming a shovel. This
view is hardly tenable, and it seems clear, especially from the sharp
beveled edge, that the instrument is complete as it is. It may have
been used for grubbing roots, or as a kind of gouge. Our specimen
is slightly heavier, and rather more carefully made, than the one from
the Athenian acropolis.

VI. —End of the blade of a similar instrument (not represented in
the plate). Length, 0.05 m.

VII. —Piece of bronze resembling a hollow horn. It appears to
have been part of some ornament, rather than of an implement of any
kind. A bit of sheet bronze is attached to this near the end.

VIII. —Fragment of a narrow, slightly curved band, with raised
edges, ornamented with the figure of a stag in repousse. There are
traces of the hind legs of a similar animal going in the opposite direc-
tion. The stag's head is thrown back almost upon its haunches, while
the horns project in front.

IX. —Drill resembling those now used in working stone. Length
0.13 m.; width at large end, 0.025 m.; at small end, 0.011 m.

X. —Smaller tool somewhat like an awl, with four flat sides, and
with a tang for inserting into a wooden handle. Total length, 0.095 m.;
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