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Stoa of Attalos museum
Kleroterium



An ancient Greek voting device. Every Greek man in a Greek polis (city) eligible for jury service carried a bronze id (pinakia) that fitted into one of the slots.At the left of the device is a tube filled with white and black bronze balls. When a jury was composed the id's were inserted into the slots of the device and once completed, the balls were drawn from the tube. Depending on the color of the ball a complete row of ids in the kleroterium was accepted or rejected for jury service that day.
Kleroteria were found at the entrances of every court.


Kleroterium
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