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Wednesday, July 11, 1973

Work continued in Agger 10.  In the morning two workmen continued to clear a yellowish-brown soil stratum in the middle of the Agger in grids K-N 0-4.  There appear to be more large, heavy rocks in the northern half of the area tapering off to the south.  A few chunks of bronze, a piece of slag and a frieze placque fragment were found in grid N-2 as well as a few pieces of bucchero including part of a small handel, round in cross-section.

[cont. p. 37]


  • Find # 3
  • Agger 10 grid N-2
  • Frieze Placque Fragment
  • Preserves part of a guilloche


  • Find # 7
  • Agger 10 grid M-3
  • Frieze Placque Fragment - Horse Race
  • Preserves front of first horse


  • Find # 12
  • Agger 10 Grid N-3
  • Spindle Whorl
  • With deep central depression

In the afternoon two workmen finished clearing the rocks in grids K-N 4-5, down to ground level to the east.  On grids M-N 4 the rocks appear to end - thus forming a N-5 termination line at the approximate middle of the Agger.

The other workmen continued to excavate grids K-N 0-3 at a higher level.  grids N 1-2 produced many small fragments of bronze and a few bucchero shards.  The bronze was found very close to the south wall of the trench, and possibly extends further to the south.  The soil here is yellowish-brown with small specks of carbon.

4 cassetti of tiles - discarded

2 cassetti - coarse ware

1 strawberry carton - fine ware


  • Find # 13
  • Agger 10 grid L-0 [MM74-1]
  • Pan-tile fragment with finger-incised chi




  • Find # 16
  • Agger 10 grid K-2
  • Seated Figure Frieze Placque Fragment
  • Preserves woman's head at left edge and red paint on face


  • Find # 18
  • Agger 10 grid M-N 4-5
  • Cover-Tile end fragment with incised letter
  • Part of a theta?
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Jennifer Neils. "JN IV (1973-07-11):26-44; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Agger/Agger 10/1973, ID:266". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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