Cyrene Museum, 247.
Limestone small tapering stele, broken below (0.20 to 0.21; 0.26;0.06 to 0.07); above a preserved moulding (width 0.24) there was probably a pediment, now lost.
Inscribed with well centered lines just under the moulding.
0.02-0.03; irregular letters.
Place of Origin
Second century B.C. (lettering)
Found at an unknown date at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : probably North Necropolis , perhaps tomb N240.
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on May 16th, 1976 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. 110, fig. 66, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.222. 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. 91.
Kallistratos fils de Simylos.
Kallistratos son of Simylos.
Kallistratos figlio di Simylos.
كاليستراتوس بن سيميلوس
About the provencance, Oliverio only mentioned 'Necropolis'. Thorn, for all those published by Oliverio in the years 1930 thought that it should be the North Necropolis, on the assumption that only that Necropolis was explored by the Italian teams of the time. Moreover, about the present stele, Thorn noticed that «it recalls two others (here IGCyr029300 and IGCyr029350) in situ above Tomb N.240 and may belong to a cluster of sarcophagi nearby». As we could not trace the two others, we cannot discuss this point.
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