Sherd from a closed vase of fine-ware (0.045; 0.045; -).
Incised before firing.
0.03; an epsilon inclined to the left with oblique bars.
Place of Origin
Before sixth century B.C. (lettering, context)
Found in 1964 in Wadi al Khalij pleiades; HGL (ancient Aziris?).
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from editor (CDL).
Boardman, 1966 Boardman, J., 1966, Evidence for the dating of Greek settlements in Cyrenaica, Annual of the British School at Athens (ABSA)61, 149-156 - see in bibliography , p. 151, n. 14; Dobias-Lalou, 1970 Dobias-Lalou, C., 1970, Pour une chronologie des inscriptions archaïques de Cyrène, Revue de Philologie, de Littérature et d'Histoire Anciennes (RPh)ser. 3, 44, 228-256 - see in bibliography , p. 251, c.
1 Ε υ also consonant with χ : Boardman, 1966 Boardman, J., 1966, Evidence for the dating of Greek settlements in Cyrenaica, Annual of the British School at Athens (ABSA)61, 149-156 - see in bibliography Ε
Not usefully translatable.
غير قابل للترجمه بشكل جيد
Boardman mentioned only the epsilon, but on the photograph an oblique stroke follows it at left, forming part of another letter.
The sherd was collected during a brief visit and no archaeological context is available.
The provenance and type of ceramics are not clearly given by Boardman, who only judges that it might be earlier than ca. 631 B.C. (conventional date of the foundation of Cyrene). The mouth of Wadi Khalij might be the place called Aziris where the settlers, according to Herodotus' relation, remained during six years before being brought to Cyrene by Libyans.
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