Marble base, heavily corroded, with double plain mouldings (0.73; 0.23;0.58).
Inscribed on main face.
0.025, no serifs; slanting sigma, smaller omicron.
Place of Origin
End of fourth or beginning of third centuries B.C. (lettering, prosopography)
Bought by H.F. De Cou on April 7th, 1911 from an Arab at Cyrene pleiades; HGL (see commentary).
Last recorded Location
Seen by G. Oliverio before 1932.
Never found since.
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Transcription from previous editors.
Robinson, 1913 Robinson, D.M., 1913, Inscriptions from the Cyrenaica, American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)17, 157-200 - see in bibliography , p. 178, n. 48 (without illustration), whence Sammelbuch Preisigke, F. et al. (eds.), Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten, Strassburg/Wiesbaden1915- - see in bibliography 5896; Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 114, n. 98, fig. 54, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.210. 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. 137.
Kyrbasias fils de Pratis.
Kyrbasias son of Pratis.
Kyrbasias figlio di Pratis.
Oliverio's provenance 'Necropolis' is only conjectural, as shown by De Cou's indication in Robinson, 1913 Robinson, D.M., 1913, Inscriptions from the Cyrenaica, American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)17, 157-200 - see in bibliography . Consequently, a family link with Pratis in IGCyr025300 is quite uncertain as both bases might come from different places and not from a common family tomb. Without further arguments, the Thorns suspected that the provenance was the North Necropolis.
On the other hand a P[rati]s son of Kyrbasias is mentioned in 320 B.C. in the diagramma of Ptolemy (IGCyr010800, l. 79) as being nomophylax . The fact that the name Kyrbasias is very rare allows to consider that both mentions refer to one and the same person, rather than to grandfather and grandson.
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