Collections of the Ancient Agora Museum

Collections of the Ancient Agora Museum

The collection of the Museum of Ancient Agora includes clay, bronze and glass items, sculptures, coins and inscriptions from the 7th to the 5th Century B.C., in addition to samples of pottery of the Byzantine period and even the Turkish occupation.


- Artifacts from the wells, deposits, burials, workshops and sanctuaries, (4th millennium B.C. - 7th Century B.C.)
- Clay, bronze, bone, ivory, and glass objects (6th Century B.C. - 3rd Century A.D.)
- Sculpture (6th Century B.C. - 3rd Century A.D.)
- Coins (6th Century B.C. - A.D. 1831)
- Pottery (6th Century B.C. - 6th Century A.D.)
- Inscriptions (5th Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D.)
- Items utilized in public life (5th - 2nd Century B.C.)
- Clay lamps (7th Century B.C.- 11th Century A.D.)
- Items found in a deep well (10th - 1st Century B.C.)
- Pottery dating back to the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation (10th-12th and 17th Centuries B.C.)
- Assortment of amphoras (6th Century B.C. - Byzantine times)
- Sculptures from the peristyle of Stoa (5th Century B.C. - 3rd Century A.D.)
- Sculpture and architectural pieces of the Upper Stoa of Attalos.



Cleroterion (Allotment machine)
A significant portion of a marble "cleroterion", or allotment machine, positioned in the Ancient Agora, is considered one of the most significant discoveries related to the public life of the city at the time. It is made out of a "stele", or a stone slab, with horizontal sequence of slits on the face and a vertical metal tube on the side. It has been recorded that potential jurors placed small flat pieces of bronze into the openings. These contained their name, their father's name, and the municipality (demos) they were from. Black and white small metal orbs were sent into the funnel and then freed into the tube in a arbitrary sequence. The nominees whose plates were aligned with a white sphere were assigned as jurors, while those who received a black orb, were dismissed.

Exhibit Features:
- Dating from the Hellenistic period, 3rd c. B.C.
- Discovered in the Ancient Agora of Athens
- Has a width of 0,73 m and height of 0,588 m
- Made of marble
- Inventory number: Ι 3967