Right upper part of a small marble base broken off at left and below, formerly supporting an ex-voto (0.30; 0.11;0.29).
Inscribed on front face.
0.25; slight serifs, small omicron, non-slanting sigma.
Place of Origin
Perhaps first half of second century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1935 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Seems to be lost since 1960 at the latest.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editor (CDL).
Oliverio, Taccuini inediti Oliverio, G., Taccuini inediti - see in bibliography , XI.10, whence SECir Oliverio, G., Pugliese-Carratelli, G., Morelli, D., 1961-1962, Supplemento Epigrafico Cirenaico, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)39-40 (= n.s. 23-24), 219-375 - see in bibliography , 32.
1 [---] [φ]ά̣νευς : SECir Oliverio, G., Pugliese-Carratelli, G., Morelli, D., 1961-1962, Supplemento Epigrafico Cirenaico, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)39-40 (= n.s. 23-24), 219-375 - see in bibliography [---] ε̣ώνευς
(Un tel fils de) [---] phanès a consacré (ce monument) à Apollon pendant sa prêtrise.
(So-and-so son of) [---] phanes dedicated (this monument) to Apollo while being priest.
(Un tale figlio di) [---] phanes ha dedicato (questo monumento) ad Apollo quando era sacerdote.
The stone is known only from a photograph and transcription of Oliverio's papers; judging from the photograph, the remains of epsilon and omega at l. 1 were so small that an alpha is also possible for the latter, while the former is invisible.
There seems to exist no name ending in -εώνης or -ώνης, whereas a compound in -φάνης is quite common and more plausible, among which Ἀντιφάνης and Ἀριστοφάνης are known in Cyrenaica.
Oliverio's assertion that the block originally supported an ex-voto is probably related to some vestige of attachment on the upper face, which it is no longer possible to check.
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