Limestone altar with two compartments (the right one broken off); left part of front side now missing (0.48; 0.14;0.33).
Inscribed; written in correspondance with both compartments.
0.035; smaller circular letters, asymetric nu.
Place of Origin
Late fifth or early fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1923 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : under the vestibule of the Byzantine Baths .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1982 in situ.
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. 8c, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.141; also SECir Oliverio, G., Pugliese-Carratelli, G., Morelli, D., 1961-1962, Supplemento Epigrafico Cirenaico, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)39-40 (= n.s. 23-24), 219-375 - see in bibliography , 212.
(Altar) of Apollo.
(Altare) di Apollo.
Known through a simple mention by Ferri, it belongs to the series of altars with compartments of the so-called 'agorà degli dei'. Neither illustration nor dimensions were given then.
With help of ancient photographs, Pugliese Carratelli and Morelli (SECir Oliverio, G., Pugliese-Carratelli, G., Morelli, D., 1961-1962, Supplemento Epigrafico Cirenaico, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)39-40 (= n.s. 23-24), 219-375 - see in bibliography ) were able in 1960 to identify the altar and added description and dimensions.
When seen by Dobias-Lalou (1982), the stone, already broken on the photograph, had lost its left part.
The use of omega shows that the inscription cannot be older than the end of the fifth century B.C.
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