Ostrakon (fragment) from the rim of a clay vessel

From Athens, area of Areopagus (Ares Hill). Around 470 BC.
ΕΑΜ, Α 11712

The ostrakon with the incised inscription Themistocles/Phrearrios, forms part of the voting with pottery fragments (ostraka) that sent Themistocles into exile, the son of Neocles from the municipality of Phrearrioi (near Anavyssos), probably in 471 or 470 BC. The naval fighter of the Persians at Salamis, after wandering in several Greek cities, ended up in the court of the Persian king, never to return back to Athens.