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Miscellaneous. There are a few miscellaneous stones and architectural fragments. Many antiquities from Leros must have been dispersed without record, beginning with the activities of Osios Christ& doulos (if not earlier) and continuing through the various occupations of the island. Cf. , B. Pace in ASAtene 1 (1914) 371 (Notiziario) : una buona testa barbuta mcaizzante, from Leros, now in the Patmos monastery; E. Babelon, Znventaire sommaire de la Collection Waddington, Paris 1908, 109: No. 2024, P1.
The right leg is the Standbein, while the right arm bends and holds a rather ornamental serpent trailing down the figure's right side. Its head may have been inset with bronze or precious stones, as there is a kind of depression where it should be. The left leg is swung back in play and the foot is held at an angle, so that the figure has a very easy hipshot position which, however, is not strongly reflected in the carriage of the upper body. There are no indications of toes or sandals. The figure wears a full length peplos over which a rather heavy mantle, covering more than half the upper body, has been draped.
It is worth noting, however, in combination with the conjectural solidification of Lerian independence in the fourth (if not the fifth) century, that sites other than Ayia Marina begin to yield archaeological evidence about this time. Most striking of all is the citadel of Xerokampos with its impressive walls. The ques- 48 The epigraphical terminus ante quem for the establishment of a Milesian colony on Leros seems to be given by the entry "Milesians from Leros" in the first two ~ t h e n i a ntribute lists.
Ancient Leros by Jack Leonard Benson