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Pierced stone. Apical hole. No signs of carving.

Used with all likelihood in fishing as deadweight (1).

The artefact does not present traces of biological colonisation.

MEDAGLIA 2002, p. 178

1 For this type of object and to keep the denomination “pierced stones”, see FROST 1973, p. 404, and GIANFROTTA 1983, p. 336. Other pierced stones, quarried locally, come from Monasterace Marina.



Frost H. 1973, Anchors, the potsherds of marine archaeology: on the recording of pierced stones from the Mediterranean, in Blackman D. (eds.), Marine Archaeology, in Colston papers, pp. 397-406.

Gianfrotta P.A. 1983, McCaslin, Stone anchors in antiquity, in Gnomon 22, pp. 336-339.

Medaglia S. 2002, Materiali erratici dal mare di Kaulonia, in Archeologia Subacquea, Studi Ricerche, Documenti, III, pp. 163-185.

MUSAS Ref. No.KAU-11Inv. no.78742DimensionsHeight cm 12; width cm 11; hole diam. cm 2.2; weight kg 1.7.MaterialsBeige river pebbleLocationGarden, Archaeological Museum of Ancient CaulonOriginMonasterace (RC). Stretch of coast between the torrent Assi and the Doric temple in the Ancient Caulon.DatingUncertainShare