White marble base with egg and dart mouldings at top and bottom on three sides (whole base 0.855; 0.32;0.585).
Inscribed in two lines on front face between the mouldings (0.74; 0.155;0.48), in two lines carefully centred.
0.045; very carefully cut; very small serifs; still slanting mu and sigma; the right part of pi is longer than usual.
Place of Origin
Probably first quarter of the third century B.C. (lettering, prosopography)
Last recorded Location
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Mohamed-Reynolds, 1997 Mohamed, F.A., Reynolds, J., 1997, New funerary incriptions from Cyrene, Libya Antiqua (LibAnt)n.s. 3, 31-45 - see in bibliography , p. 38 n. 10 (ph.) (cf. Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique Dobias-Lalou, C.Bulletin Épigraphique in Études Grecques (REG)1987- - see in bibliography , 1999.623), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 47.2186.
Mélanippos fils de Kallippos.
Melanippos son of Kallippos.
Melanippos figlio di Kallippos.
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