Cyrene Museum, 588.
Sandstone block worn out on all sides, probably an altar with compartment (0.255; 0.15;0.36).
Inscribed in two lines on front face.
Average 0.035; rho with large loop ending low on the vertical stroke, slanting sigma, widely open and low omega; letters deeply cut.
Place of Origin
Fourth or third century B.C. (lettering, context)
Found before 1932 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Sanctuary of Apollo , so called 'Piazzale' in Oliverio's words.
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Oliverio, 1932-1933 Oliverio, G., 1932-1933, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, I, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 166, n. 47, fig. 49, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.108; Dobias-Lalou, 2000 Dobias-Lalou, C., 2000, Le dialecte des inscriptions grecques de Cyrène, Karthago25, Paris - see in bibliography , pp. 227, 263, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 50.1637.
2 Κρητικ̣[ός] : Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography Κρήτης
The lettering seems later than Oliverio thought («buona epoca»).
At l. 2 the two missing letters might have been cut on the right side of the stone.
This deity, a single Curete, attested many times in Cyrenaica, is also known at Thera, whereas elsewhere there are several Curetes.
The mention Κρητικός is also attested in IGCyr103410.
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