Cyrene Museum, 242.
White marble base with double mouldings of eggs and darts (0.92; 0.53;0.43); the lower moulding has been later cut off; on top, a quadrangular hole, one side of which had already before 1970 lost a considerable fragment, extending to the middle of the upper front side.
Inscribed on the front face.
0.09; light serifs.
Place of Origin
Cyrene pleiades; HGL : most probably from the North Necropolis , Tomb of the Mnesarchoi , Cassels' N171.
Late fourth century B.C. (prosopography)
Copied by J.-R. Pacho 1825 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : possibly in the North Necropolis , but perhaps elsewhere as it was re-used.
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on May 8th, 1976 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
CIG Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, I-IV, Berlin, 1828-1877 - see in bibliography 5162 (Franz), from Pacho, 1827 Pacho, J.-R., 1827, Relation d'un voyage dans la Marmarique, la Cyrénaïque et les oasis d'Audjelah et de Maradeh, pendant les années 1824 et 1825, Paris - see in bibliography , pl. 65, 4. Cf. Beschi, 1970 Beschi, L., 1970, Divinità funerarie cirenaiche, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)47-48, 133-341 - see in bibliography , p. 182 and fig. 38; Laronde, 1987 Laronde, A., 1987, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique. Libykai historiai de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris - see in bibliography , pp. 55 and 58.
1 (middle letters ΣΑ now unclear)
Mnasarkhos fils de Theukhrestos.
Mnasarchos son of Theuchrestos.
Mnasarchos figlio di Theuchrestos.
مناسارخوس بن ثيوخريستوس
For the whole family, see Laronde, 1987 Laronde, A., 1987, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique. Libykai historiai de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris - see in bibliography and his hietherto unublished Prosopographia. This base might also be some decades later and belong to the grandson of Theukhrestos I.
The stone was recut and probably reused at the place where Pacho saw it. However it is almost sure that it has once stood in the Mnesarchi tomb N 171 with the other bases of that family.
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