Plan, Athens, Well near the Leokoreion

Context: Athens
Type: Well
Summary: Circular well surrounded by a curb; north of the Leokoreion at the north end of the Agora.
Date: ca. 400 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Classical


The public well came into use about the same time as the Leokoreion was built and may have been part of the shrine. It has also been associated with the Athenian cavalry corps of the 3rd century B.C. due to lead tablets, each bearing the name and description of a cavalry mount, found during excavation. Perhaps the Hipparcheion, or office of the cavalry, was near here.

Other Bibliography:

Agora Guide 1976, 89-90

See Also: Athens, Leokoreion