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Description: quadrangular altar of dark grey-blue stone, broken at top, front badly worn; ornamented with wreathes, (on front and rear) heads of deer, (on right and left faces) bosses or paterae

0.91 m (height), 0.51 m (width), 0.365 m (depth)0.006-0.007 m

Create Date: 200-150 BC (Larfeld, Albrecht)

Discovery: Khaironeia (Kaprouna, Kapraina)(16 May 1852)(Note: excavated near taverna)

Original Location: Khaironeia

Current Location: Khaironeia museum(23 July 1995)

(Note: on back, above left (altar's left) antler)
Bibliography: Inscriptiones Graecae; L. Preller in Berichte über die Verhandlungen der Königlich Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. Philologisch-Historische Classe6(1854)200-202(Note: fr. a only); A. Conze and A. Michaelis in Annali dell' Instituto arch. Rom.33(1861)771-3; P. Decharme"Recueil d'inscriptions inédites de Béotie" in Archives des missions scientifiques et littéraires, ser. 24(1867)51417(Note: fr. b only); R. Meister"Die inschriftlichen Quellen des böotischen Dialekts, 2" in Bezzenberger Beiträge zur Kunde der indogermanischen Sprachen6(1881)426; W. Larfeld(1883)Berlin5255-5655 - fr. a, 56 - fr. b; H. Collitz et aliiSammlung der griechischen Dialekt-InschriftenI(1884-1915)Göttingen154403, 405; J. M. Fossey(1991)Amsterdam42

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tion through the council according to the law.