Cyrene Museum, no inventory number.
White marble rectangular base without any moulding; a circular hollow on top (0.625; 0.24;0.485).
Inscribed on the face.
0.035; careful lettering, without serifs.
Place of Origin
Ca. 300 B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1935 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : East Necropolis , by the Italian army, while digging for a shaft near Wadi Sneidi, i.e. in the North-Eastern part of the Necropolis.
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on September 12th, 1993 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 111, n. 85, fig. 41, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.197. Cf. Beschi, 1970 Beschi, L., 1970, Divinità funerarie cirenaiche, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)47-48, 133-341 - see in bibliography , p. 204 (date of the base); Thorn-Thorn, 2009 Thorn, D.M., Thorn, J.C. (eds.), 2009, A Gazetteer of the Cyrene Necropolis from the original notebooks of John Cassels, Richard Tomlinson and James and Dorothy Thorn, Studia Archaeologica161, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 202.
Daimenes fils de Teloxenos.
Daimenes son of Teloxenos.
Daimenes figlio di Teloxenos.
The round hollow on top, normally, is not a good clue for a funerary use; neither is the shape of the stone without mouldings, although Beschi mentions it amongst his first group of funerary bases. However, Oliverio mentioned as provenance the 'South-Eastern Necropolis' (which is in fact the Eastern one). The question should remain open.
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