Fragment of a limestone block broken on all sides except perhaps on top, with front face badly chipped off (0.17; 0.20;0.39).
Inscribed on front face near the upper edge.
0.042; finely cut, rather large omicron, no hint of serifs.
Place of Origin
Probably fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found in 1926 by G. Oliverio at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : near the Fountain of Philothales, in the shrine of Apollo Kitharoidos, which took the place of this Fountain in the Roman period.
Seems to be lost since 1960 at the latest.
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Transcription from previous editor.
Oliverio, Taccuini inediti Oliverio, G., Taccuini inediti - see in bibliography , XI.29, 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 , 74 (fig. 64).
(Un tel a consacré)la porte.
(So-and-so dedicated) the door.
(Il tale ha dedicato) la porta.
This stone is known only from Oliverio's photograph and transcription. We deduce the date of find from the number of Oliverio's notebook.
Pugliese Carratelli in 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 , 74 supposed that it might be the same stone as IGCyr020700, which is a marble epistylium, much larger than this fragment.
There are different dedications of monumental doors (ὀπά) in the sanctuary of Apollo, offered by one or several individuals (see Dobias-Lalou, 2015 Dobias-Lalou, C., 2015, De la pierre à internet. Le travail de la mission archéologique française sur les inscriptions grecques de Cyrénaïque, in V. Michel, De Leptis Magna à Derna, de la Cyrénaïque à la Tripolitaine: travaux récents sur la Libye antique, Paris, 28-38 - see in bibliography , p. 34).
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