Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.
Rectangular white marble base, broken at the back and chipped along all edges (0.63; 0.23;0.42).
Inscribed on the front.
0.028-0.032; without serifs, theta with a small dot in the centre, mu and sigma each with four slanting strokes, nu slightly shorter at right, xi without vertical stroke, phi with flat loop.
Place of Origin
First half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Last recorded Location
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
White, 1987 White, D., 1987, Demeter Libyssa, her Cyrenean cult in light of the recent excavations, in Cirene e i Libyi: Atti del Simposio Internazionale, Roma-Urbino, 13-16 aprile 1981, Quaderni di Archeologia della Libya (QAL)12, 67-84 - see in bibliography , p. 79, footnote 76 and Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique Dobias-Lalou, C.Bulletin Épigraphique in Études Grecques (REG)1987- - see in bibliography , 1987.830, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 37.1673 bis; Reynolds, 2012 Reynolds, J.M., 2012, Appendix: the inscriptions on stone and lead, in D. White (ed.), The extramural sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, final reports VIII: the sanctuary’s imperial architectural development, conflict with Christianity, and final days, Philadelphia - see in bibliography , A.3.
Patrophila fille de Bakal, en exécution d'un voeu, a consacré.
Patrophila daughter of Bakal, having made a vow, dedicated.
Patrophila figlia di Bakal, a séguito di un voto, ha dedicato.
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