Limestone altar with cornice on top of three sides and one compartment on top (0.42; 0.53;0.44).
Inscribed on the rim of the right part (0.39; 0.08;).
Place of Origin
Perhaps fourth to third century B.C.
Found before 1923 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : South-Eastern part of Sanctuary of Apollo .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1982 in the second room right of vestibule in Byzantine Baths .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 9, n. 8b (no image), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.139.
(Autel) de Zeus.
(Altar) of Zeus.
(Altare) di Zeus.
Simply mentioned by Ferri without illustration or dimensions, this altar might be the one here described. Anyhow, it belongs to the series of altars with compartments of the so-called 'agorà degli dei'.
Only parts of two letters are readable. As they fit the name of Zeus and as the place is the one described by Ferri, C. Dobias-Lalou assumes that it is the altar mentioned by Ferri.
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