Cyrene Museum, 234.
Marble base with original mouldings, probably plain, deeply chipped; broken off on right side without any loss from the inscribed part (0.72; 0.40;0.50).
Inscribed between the mouldings (0.20;0.47); each line centered, with large margins on both sides.
0.04; deeply cut, but now worn out.
Place of Origin
End of fourth or beginning of third century B.C. (lettering)
Found at an unknown date at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Necropolis , probably North Necropolis (Thorn).
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on May 14th, 1977 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. 113, n. 96, fig. 52, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.208. Cf. 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).
Damanthès fils de Pithakos.
Damanthes son of Pithakos.
Damanthes figlio di Pithakos.
The Thorns suggested that the base was found in the Northern Necropolis because it is the only part of the necropoleis that was excavated by the Italian archaeologists.
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