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Plummet. Encrustations. Truncated-conical. Hollow at the base for a depth of 2-4 cm. On top of the cup there is a hole with a S-shaped section that probably contained an element for tying. There is a cavity on the base (1).

The artefact does not present evident signs of biological colonisation, but only some limited biogenic encrustations.

MEDAGLIA 2002, p. 167

1 See KAPITÄN 1961, p. 305, fig. 1 1; CHARLIN ET AL. 1978, pp. 51 ff.., figs. 25-26. For the plummet in ancient sources, see FOERSTER – PASCUAL 1967, p. 58.

Charlin G., Gassend J.M., Lequément R. 1978, L’épave antique de la baie de Cavalière (Le Lavandou, Var), in Archaeonautica 2, pp. 9-93.

Foerster F., Pascual Guash R. 1967, La nave de “Sa Nau Perduda”, in Forma Maris Antiqui VII, 1967-1971, pp. 45-78.

Kapitän G. 1961, Esplorazioni su alcuni carichi di marmo e pezzi architettonici davanti alle coste della Sicilia Orientale, Actes du IIIème Congrès international d’archeologie sous-marine, Barcelona 1961, Bordighera 1971, pp. 296-309.

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

MUSAS Ref. No.KAU-02Inv. no.78662DimensionsHeight cm 8,2; base diam. cm 9; top hole diam. Cm 0.6; weight kg 2.42.MaterialsLeadLocationSandpit at the entrance of the National Archaeological Museum of Ancient CaulonOriginMonasterace (RC). Stretch of coast between the torrent Assi and the Doric temple in the Ancient Caulon.Share