White marble base with double moulding of eggs and darts, broken off at top right angle (1; 0.55;0.6); square hole on top.
Inscribed on the face.
Place of Origin
Second half of third century B.C. (prosopography, lettering)
Found in 1915 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : North Necropolis, tomb of the Mnesarchoi (tomb N 171 Cassels).
Last recorded Location
Seen by L. Beschi in 1961 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editors.
Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 117, n. 117, fig. 73, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.229. 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 , pp. 181, and fig. 36, 185-186, 204; Laronde, 1987 Laronde, A., 1987, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique. Libykai historiai de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris - see in bibliography , pp. 52-58, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 38.1892.
Philon fils de Mnasarkhos.
Philon son of Mnasarchos.
Philon figlio di Mnasarchos.
فيلون بن مناسارخوس
Philon was a member of a the prominent family (for which see Laronde, 1987 Laronde, A., 1987, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique. Libykai historiai de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris - see in bibliography , pp. 52-58), whose monumental tomb is well known.
Beschi was able to show that the mourning half-figure 39 of his catalogue stood on this base.
The photograph of the view is part of a larger photograph showing the discovey of the bases, displayed in front of tomb N171, with help of Italian soldiers in 1915-1916. All bases are now kept inside the tomb in a side room with restricted access. This photograph is kept in the archive of the Society for Libyan Studies.
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