Cyrene Museum, 345.
Pink and blue marble circular base re-used upside down for IGCyr063000 (height 0.31; diameter 0.60).
Inscribed on vertical side, erased when re-used but for the last two lines.
0.008-0.01; slight serifs.
Place of Origin
Between 150 and 109 B.C. (context, lettering)
Later recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Last recorded Location
Seen by E. Rosamilia in 2010 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL and ER).
Pugliese Carratelli-Oliverio, 1961 Pugliese Carratelli, G., (from G. Oliverio), 1961, Iscrizioni cirenaiche, Quaderni di Archeologia della Libya (QAL)4, 3-54 - see in bibliography , p. 31, n. 11 b (from †Oliverio's papers), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 20.725; Sammelbuch Preisigke, F. et al. (eds.), Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten, Strassburg/Wiesbaden1915- - see in bibliography 10078; Rosamilia, 2014 Rosamilia, E., 2014, Firme di scultori della Cirenaica: un'analisi del corpus, in Luni, M. (ed.), Cirene greca e romana, Monografie di archeologia libica36, Cirene Atene d'Africa7, Roma, 89-106 - see in bibliography , n. 9 and fig. 9.
1-3 (those lines not mentioned before E. Rosamilia)
〚[------] 〛 〚[------] 〛 〚[------] 〛 (a été consacré) 〚par les Cyrénéens〛.
Oeuvre d'Euphranôr fils de Sôsarkhos, Cyrénéen.
〚[------] 〛 〚[------] 〛 〚[------] 〛 (was dedicated) 〚by the Cyrenaeans〛.
Made by Euphranor son of Sosarchos, a Cyrenaean.
〚[------] 〛 〚[------] 〛 〚[------] 〛 (è stata dedicata) 〚dai Cirenei〛.
Opera di Euphranor figlio di Sosarchos, cireneo.
From what remains of the formula, we may guess that this was the dedication by the Cyrenaeans of a statue of a Ptolemy or some person of high rank. Those indications were erased, but the artist's signature was kept. However, as the letters were upside down it was of no use for IGCyr063000. This makes plausible that the statue itself was also re-used. Anyway the lettering of the signature is not much older than that of the later use, which provides a terminus ante quem.
We know of the date and place of discovery through Luni, 2014 Luni, M., 2014, Attività di Carlo Anti, Luigi Pernier e Gaspare Oliverio (1923-1938), in M. Luni (ed.), La scoperta di Cirene. Un secolo di scavi, 1913-2013, Monografie di archeologia libica37, Cirene Atene d'Africa8, Roma, 123-156 - see in bibliography , p.153. It is not quite sure that for this first use the stone already stood in the agora.
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