Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.
White marble base with double plain mouldings; lower right angle missing (0.80; 0.35;0.58).
Inscribed between the mouldings (0.77; 0.125;0.50).
Place of Origin
Third century B.C. (lettering)
Found by the Norton mission in 1911 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Necropolis , perhaps North Necropolis (Thorn).
Later recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou before 1979 in Shahat : in front of ancient Sculpture Museum .
Last recorded Location
Seen again by C. Dobias-Lalou on September 8th, 2001 in the new Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Robinson, 1913 Robinson, D.M., 1913, Inscriptions from the Cyrenaica, American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)17, 157-200 - see in bibliography , pp. 179-180, n. 55, fig. 37; Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 113, n. 93, fig. 49, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.205. 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. 138 (probable provenance).
2 Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography Λύσιος : Robinson, 1913 Robinson, D.M., 1913, Inscriptions from the Cyrenaica, American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)17, 157-200 - see in bibliography Λυσίο<υ>
Epitelès fils de Lysis.
Epiteles son of Lysis.
Epiteles figlio di Lysis.
Robinson had no information about the provenance. This seems to show that the base was found in situ by De Cou in 1911. As the Norton mission does not seem to have explored other parts of the necropoleis, the Thorns supposed that the provenance is the North Necropolis and it is probably so.
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