Greek Man Arrested, Police Confiscate Inscribed 3rd Century BC Funerary Stele

    Inscribed 3rd Century BC Funerary SteleA 30-year-old Greek man was arrested at Istiea, northern Evia, on Thursday for illegal possession of antiquities.
    Greek Police confiscated a marble funerary stele (70 cm high and 55 cm wide) showing two women, one sitting on a thronos (a formal seat used in funerary monuments), with the inscription “Nikarete Stratokleous”. The object is dated to around the 3rd century BC (Hellenistic era).
    They also found and confiscated 20 ancient silver coins, mostly dated to the classical era down to Roman times (from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD).
    The man was led before the misdemeanours court magistrate in Chalkida for charging.
    (source: ana-mpa)