The Tripod of Plataia was a golden tripod placed on a column beside the Apollo of Salamina within the Sanctuary of Delphi in Phokis, Greece.
The tripod was made from the tithe of the Persian booty, as a dedication to the god Apollo by the 31 Greek cities that took part in the Battle of Plataia during the Greco-Persian Wars.
During the Peloponnesian War, the monument was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra.
Behind the scenes
Historically, the tripod was originally in Delphi before being relocated to Constantinople in 324 by Byzantine Emperor Constantine the Great.
The column with the tripod next to the Apollo of Salamina