Limestone stele with pediment in shape of a naiskos, keeping remains of colors at the time of discovery (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on the architrave, just under the pediment.
Height unknown; not very careful lettering.
Place of Origin
End of second or beginning of first century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1933 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Necropolis (Oliverio); perhaps from North Necropolis (Thorn).
Not found by IGCyr team and possibly lost.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editor.
Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 115, n. 109, fig. 65, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.221. 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. 143.
Eukleia fille de Krytôn.
Eukleia daughter of Kryton.
Eukleia figlia di Kryton.
إفكليا بنة كريتون
The placement of the inscription, careless lettering and erroneous omicron for omega in the second syllable are clues for a possible re-use.
The Thorns' suggestion that the stele might come from the North Necropolis is based upon the idea that Italian excavations before World War II took place only in that Necropolis.
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