Square altar with one compartment on top, apparently smoothened only on front; material unknown, dimensions unknown.
Tall letters, as shown from the drawing.
Place of Origin
Fourth to third century B.C. (context)
Found before 1923 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : under Southern part of Byzantine Baths .
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editor.
Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 10, n. 8g (dr.) , whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.145.
1 Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography Χρησι
Not usefully translatable.
لا يمكن ترجمته بشكل جيد.
Known from Ferri, it belongs to the series of altars with compartments of the so-called 'agorà degli dei', as the drawing clearly shows; no dimensions given.
The first four letters might date from fourth century B.C. on; on the right, the drawing shows a serpentine line interpreted by Ferri as an iota, which would be an archaic ductus, quite out of date.
As for the meaning, a god's name would be predictable, but Ferri's idea of «una divinità, o almeno un appellativo, locale» is not conclusive.
Such altars sometimes have an owner's name, but this cannot be pushed either.
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