Marble base; on three sides, double mouldings of eggs and darts, chipped all around; top left and lower right angles broken away; hole and canal on top for attaching a statue (0.51; 0.34;0.33).
Inscribed on the face between the mouldings (0.465; 0.15;0.32); well centered letters.
0.03, deeply cut.
Place of Origin
Second half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found in 1911 by the Norton mission at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Necropolis ; presumably North Necropolis (Thorn).
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou οn June 16th, 2010 at the moderne entrance to the Sanctuary of Apollo .
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 , p. 183, n. 67 (without illustration), whence Sammelbuch Preisigke, F. et al. (eds.), Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten, Strassburg/Wiesbaden1915- - see in bibliography 5910; Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 114, n. 101, fig. 57, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.213. 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. 140.
Eubolos fils d'Apollodoros.
Eubolos son of Apollodoros.
Eubolos figlio di Apollodoros.
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. 205, puts this base in a group dated to the 1st half of the second century B.C. This is impossible in view of the lettering (see also "IV/III" in Fraser-Matthews, 1987 Fraser, P.M., Matthews, E. (eds.), 1987, Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, I: The Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Cyrenaica, Oxford - see in bibliography , p. 172 from J.M. Reynolds' opinion).
Robinson gave no information about the provenance. Oliverio only said that it came from one necropolis. The Thorns' assumption that it was the Northern one may be due to the fact that the Norton mission had its camp in that very part of the necropoleis.
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