Bottom of an Attic ware skyphos (diameter 0.045).
Scratched under the bottom; to be read from the center.
Place of Origin
Perhaps, fifth century B.C.
Found before 1935 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : North of the Altar of Artemis .
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editor (CDL).
Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 267, n. 544, fig. 108, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.316. Cf. Lazzarini, 1976 Lazzarini, M.L., 1976, Le formule delle dediche votive nella Grecia arcaica, Atti della Accademia nazionale dei Lincei. Classe di scienze morali, storiche e filologiche. MemorieSer. 8, v. 19, fasc. 2, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 275, n. 700; Maffre, 2007 Maffre, J.J., 2007, La dévotion à Apollon d'après des graffiti inscrits sur des fragments de céramique grecque trouvés à Cyrène, in C. Dobias-Lalou (ed.), Questions de religion cyrénéenne: actes du colloque de Dijon, 21-23 mars 2002, Karthago27, Paris, 166-183 - see in bibliography , p. 169, n. 14.
No god's name was ever written, but it is obvious that the tithe was offered to Apollo, both because he is the only recipient of such offerings at Cyrene and because the fragment was found in his sanctuary.
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