Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.
White marble base with double mouldings that are chipped on all sides (0.485; 0.37;0.41).
Inscribed on the face between the mouldings (0.435; 0.24;0.40).
0.03-0.035; serifs; phi very small loop.
Place of Origin
Second century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1933 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Necropolis (Oliverio), perhaps North Necropolis (Thorn).
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 in Shahat : in front of ancient Sculpture Museum and again in 1997 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. 115, n. 107, fig. 63, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.219. 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. 205(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. 140 (possible provenance).
Polykles fils de Philôn.
Polykles son of Philon.
Polykles figlio di Philon.
The Thorns' probable attribution to the North Necropolis is due to the fact that the Italian archaeologists before World War II were mainly interested by this one.
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