Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.
White marble base with plain mouldings on three sides (0.605; 0.245;0.45).
Inscribed on the face quite near the upper moulding (0.55; 0.095;0.42).
Place of Origin
Third century B.C. (lettering)
Found, as said by L. Beschi, at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Necropolis .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1982 near the modern entrance to the Sanctuary of Apollo and again in 1997 in Shahat : outside 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. 114, n. 103, fig. 59, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.215. 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. 200 and fig. 55 (discovery), p. 204 (date of the base).
Thrasôn fils d'Erinoos.
Thrason son of Erinoos.
Thrason figlio di Erinoos.
This is probably one of the oldest epitaphs with the genitive -ου in koine.
Beschi shows an archive photograph proving that the base was found in the same undefined tomb as IGCyr026800 and the mourning half-figure n. 7 of his catalogue, although the latter matches none of the bases.
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