Cyrene Museum, 3573.
Part of a white, perhaps Parian, marble stele, broken at top and bottom and also on both sides (0.33; 0.42;0.19).
Inscribed on front face; on the reverse face, traces of one letter might show a reuse in the Roman times.
0.022; circular letters: 0.018; disymmetrical nu, dotted theta, large delta.
Place of Origin
End of fifth or first half of fourth century B.C.
Found before 1995 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : North Necropolis (Haleg Shaloof).
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1997 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
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 , pp. 39-40 n. 18a (no image), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 47.2194.
1 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 [..] όδοτο[ς]
[Di?]odotos fils de Xanthippos.
[Di?]odotos son of Xanthippos.
[Di?]odotos figlio di Xanthippos.
The lost part at the beginning of line 1 is slightly shorter than at line 2, where Ξάνθιππος should be restored with certainty. The two letters ΔΙ are thus an appropriate guess.
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