Limestone rock-cut sarcophagus (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on front side of the base of the sarcophagus.
Place of Origin
Third to second centuries B.C. (lettering)
Found on March 29th, 1911 by H.F. De Cou, Norton expedition, at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : North Necropolis , in a group of sarcophagi, West of the stairs leading to tomb N17.
Last recorded Location
Seen by A. Santucci in 2010.
Not found by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from editor.
Robinson, 1913 Robinson, D.M., 1913, Inscriptions from the Cyrenaica, American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)17, 157-200 - see in bibliography , n. 25, with fig. 17, whence Sammelbuch Preisigke, F. et al. (eds.), Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten, Strassburg/Wiesbaden1915- - see in bibliography 5879. Cf. Uhlenbrock, 1998 Uhlenbrock, J.P., 1998, Cyrene papers: the first report. The Documents, Libyan Studies (LibStud)29, 97-114 - see in bibliography , p. 107, fig. 3 (photograph); Santucci-Uhlenbrock, 2013 Santucci, A., Uhlenbrock, J., 2013, Cyrene Papers: the Final Report. Richard Norton's Exploration of the Northern Necropolis of Cyrene (24 October 1910 - 4 May 1911): From Archives to Archaeological Contexts, Libyan Studies, 44, 9-55 - see in bibliography , pp. 13-14 and figg. 9-10.
(Tombe) de Philokrateia.
(Burial place of) Philokrateia.
(Tomba) di Philokrateia.
مكان دفن فيلوكراتيا.
The placement of this inscription is a rare one. Usually the names are inscribed on the sarcophagus lid.
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