Δευτέρα 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2024

Stone inscription from Greek island Kos, repatriated from Switzerland

Two archaeological finds that had been illegally removed from Greek territory at an unknown time were repatriated from Bern, Switzerland, on January 23.
According to the announcement of the Ministry of Culture, these are:

A fragment of a stone inscription, dimensions: 0.186 m. X 0.169m. X 0.086m., from which five verses with proper names are preserved fragmentarily. The inscription dates back to Hellenistic times (end of the 3rd – beginning of the 2nd century BC) and is said to come from the island of Kos, and
A fragment of a marble Ionic colonnade, measuring 0.228m. X 0.228m. X 0.17m., dating back to Roman times (1st – 2nd century AD) with alleged origin in the Ancient Agora of Corinth.
The objects were delivered by Swiss citizens, in the fall of 2022 and the spring of 2023 respectively, to the Archaeological Service of the Canton of Grisons (Canton des Grisons), which documented their Greek origin.