Two adjacent fragments of a greyish marble altar with three compartments, of which the left one is broken off and lost; the altar is also broken off at rear (0.99-; 0.24;0.28).
Inscribed: each name written opposite one compartment.
0.25; smaller circular letters, slanting sigma, phi with flattened loop.
Place of Origin
Probably second half of third century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1923 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Sanctuary of Apollo , under the Southern part 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. 8d (no image), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.142; again from Oliverio, Taccuini inediti Oliverio, G., Taccuini inediti - see in bibliography , XI.88, whence 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 , 153 (ph.).
(Autel de) [---] ; (autel) d'Apollon; (autel) d'Aphrodite.
[Untel] durant sa prêtrise a fait graver (les mentions) sur les autels.
(Altar of) [---] ; (altar )of Apollo; (altar) of Aphrodite.
[So and so], while priest, had (the mentions) inscribed on the altars.
(Altare di) [---] ; (altare) di Apollo; (altare) di Afrodite.
[Il tale] durante il suo sacerdozio ha fatto iscrivere (i nomi) sugli altari.
This one is more valuable that the others among the altars with compartments standing in that part of the sanctuary (so-called 'agorà degli dei'). It seems also somewhat later than the others and should have been erected at a time when the Strategeion was already standing nearby and the Greek Propylaeum was built with re-arrangement of the whole area.
The priest's name is lost. Owing to the space available, it would have been a short one and have stood alone, without the father's name.
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