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)
Found before 1979 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : probably from South Necropolis .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1979 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : inside archaeological enclosure North of Caesareum .
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.
This man might be the son of Kallippos son of Melanippos who is the first strategos on duty in 320 (see IGCyr010800, l. 74). About that family, see Laronde, 1987 Laronde, A., 1987, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique. Libykai historiai de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris - see in bibliography , pp. 102, 117.
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