Rectangular block of gray-blue marble bearing on the rear of upper side two half feet-shaped cavities and a canal for pouring melted metal; this block was thus part of an originally deeper block or monument, at least in its later use (1.02; 0.29;0.67).
Inscribed on face, probably in three lines, out of which lines 1 and 2 were re-cut as IRCyr C.62 in a shallow rasura. The former lines 1 and 2 seem to have been about as long as the new ones, the whole being centered along vertical axis.
0.025, with slight apices; small differences with the later script: alpha with lower bar, kappa with larger oblique bars, broader nu, omicron as large as the other letters.
Place of Origin
Probably end of second century or beginning of first B.C.
First seen by N. Adams in 2003 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : re-used in a wall closing to the North the so-called Hall of the Orthostats , when its former facade was incorporated into the IVth century AD tower that blocked the Street of Battos .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2010 at findspot.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Adams, 2003 Adams, N., 2003, Greek and Roman sculpture and inscriptions from Cyrene: recent joins and proposed associations, including a 'new' private portrait statue, and some recent epigraphic discoveries, Libyan Studies (LibStud)34, 43-64 - see in bibliography , pp. 56-57, n. 6 (cf. Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique Dobias-Lalou, C.Bulletin Épigraphique in Études Grecques (REG)1987- - see in bibliography , 2005.623), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 53.2044.
1-2 (Adams did not see that ll. 1-2 were erased and overstruck for IRCyr C.62)
〚[Un tel, fils d'un tel a été honoré]〛, par les Cyrénéens.
〚[So-and-so son of So-and-so was honored]〛 by the Cyrenaeans.
〚[Il tale, figlio del tale è stato onorato]〛 dai Cirenei.
من قبل الكيرينيين [[تم تكريمهم فلان وفلان ]〛
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