Rock-cut niche, inside which there is an altar with two compartments (dimensions not registereds).
Inscribed in the back wall, above the left altar (width 0.25).
Height not registered; regular letters, slightly slantering mu, widely open upsilon.
Place of Origin
Perhaps third century B.C. (lettering)
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1982 in situ.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography , n. 4, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.328.
1 Μη̣(vac. 1)λιχί(vac. 1)ου : Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography [Μ]ηλιχί[ω]
(Autel) de Mélikhios.
(Altar) of Melichios.
(Altare) di Melichios.
This inscription is probably the one not completely read by Ferri, part of it being covered by earth when C. Dobias-Lalou observed it. It was much better preserved than most other inscriptions of the area (IGCyr030900 to IGCyr032700). It is worth notice that the genitive has the koine form. However, nothing proves that the stem would also be non dialectal and should be read Μειλίχ-, in spite of the unclear eta. The space between iota and omicron is due to a default of the rocky surface, that was clearly ancient.
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