Inscription for an Attic athlete

Incomplete marble inscription from the Roman period depicting the prizes won by an athlete: : a Panathenaic amphora (text: 'Panathenaia'), a crown of pine (text: 'Isthmia'), a bronze shield (text: 'ex Argos aspis' = 'shield from Argos') and a crown of celery (text: 'Nem(ea)'). At the bottom we find the name of the athlete: " ?, son of (Ale)xander, from Rhamnous". Rhamous was a village in Attica, near Athens.

© KU Leuven, 2012