Cyrene Museum, 23.
White marble base with plain mouldings, slightly chipped off; two footprints on top (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on front face between mouldings (0.13; 0.33;).
0.015, omicron slightly smaller; xi with three horizontal bars without vertical hasta, slanting mu and sigma
Place of Origin
Second half of the fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found at an unknown date at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : purported from Necropolis (see commentary).
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on April 25th, 1979 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. 86, fig. 42, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.198. 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. 139.
Xenarista fille de Pratomédès.
Xenarista daughter of Pratomedes.
Xenarista figlia di Pratomedes.
Oliverio (followed by Beschi and the Thorns) said that the base came from a necropolis, but the footprints on top are uncommon for a funerary use. It might rather be private honors.
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