Sculpture Museum, inv. number unknown.
White marble stele, slightly tapering, with upper moulded cornice badly chipped and left upper angle lost (with moulding 0.44; 1.17;0.335).
Inscribed (0.335; 1.11;0.29); inscription begins at 0.13 under moulding.
0.03; carefully cut letters.
Place of Origin
Fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1933 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Necropolis (Oliverio); perhaps North Necropolis (Thorn).
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1979 in Shahat : on terrace in front of ancient Sculpture 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. 112, n. 88, fig. 44, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.200; Morelli in 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e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)39-40 (= n.s. 23-24), 219-375 - see in bibliography , 286 (no image) as unpublished. Cf. Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique Dobias-Lalou, C.Bulletin Épigraphique in Études Grecques (REG)1987- - see in bibliography , 1988.1011; 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. 140.
Erilokhos fils de Damis.
Erilochos son of Damis.
Erilochos figlio di Damis.
The stele was given again as unpublished, without illustration and erroneously read, by Morelli as SECir Oliverio, G., Pugliese-Carratelli, G., Morelli, D., 1961-1962, Supplemento Epigrafico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 , 286.
The Torns' suggestion that the stele might come from the North Necropolis is based upon the idea that Italian excavations before World War II took place only in that Necropolis. However funerary inscriptions have often been found fortuitously.
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