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Stone anchor stock. Trapezoidal shape with tapering arms. Deep central recess. Careful shaping work.

The artefact presents a prevalently epilithic colonisation caused by encrusting thalli of coralline algae and calcareous tubes made by Polychaeta serpulidae (sea worms).

MEDAGLIA 2002, p. 178

1 For a review of the most known anchor stocks, see GIANFROTTA 1975; Id. 1977 and ID. 1982. On some stone anchor stocks found in Metapontum and Locris (used by devotees during rites), see BOETTO 1997, pp. 51 and ff.



Boetto G. 1997, Ceppi litici “sacri” e culti aniconici a Metaponto e a Locri, in Archeologia Subacquea II, pp. 51-64.

Gianfrotta P.A. 1975, Le ancore votive di Sostrato di Egina e di Faillo di Crotone, in La Parola del Passato, 30, pp. 311-318.

Gianfrotta P.A. 1977, First elements for the dating of stone anchors stocks, in IJNA VI, pp. 285-292.

Gianfrotta P.A. 1982, L’ancora di Klutikuna (ovvero, considerazioni sulla tomba 245 di Valle Trebba), in Bollettino dei Musei Ferraresi 12, pp. 59-62.

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

MUSAS Ref. No.KAU-19Inv. no.78672DimensionsMax. length cm 176; arms’ length cm 81 and 83; max. width cm 31; max. thickness. cm 17; recess cm 13 x 24.MaterialsGrey, hard stone.LocationGarden, Archaeological Museum of Ancient CaulonOriginMonasterace (RC). Stretch of coast between the torrent Assi and the Doric temple in the Ancient Caulon.Dating7th-4th century B.C. (1)Share