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Upper cylindrical element forming a circular band at the top of a Roman Doric or Tuscan column defined by the astragal between it and the top of the shaft and the mouldings under the echinus of the capital. It also occurs in some versions of the Greek Ionic Order, as in the Erechtheion, Athens (c. 421–407 bc), where it is exquisitely ornamented with anthemion and palmette. See also hypotrachelion.

Subjects: Architecture.

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