Cyrene Museum, 257.
Small marble base, probably square when complete, with circular hollow on top (0.29; 0.12;0.105).
Inscribed on front face in two lines centred along vertical axis.
0.02; very careful lettering, beta with two equal half-circles, circular letters smaller that the rest, nu slightly shorter at right, slanting sigma.
Place of Origin
Fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1938 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Later recorded Location
Seen in 1960 by Pugliese Carratelli in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1976 at the same place.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
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 , 148 (photo).
Baios et Polôn (ont consacré ce monument) à Apollon.
Baios and Polon (dedicated this monument) to Apollo.
Baios e Polon (hanno dedicato questo monumento) ad Apollo.
First names without fathers' names occur more frequently on dedicatory graffiti scratched on sherds than on careful inscriptions cut on stone. One reason for this absence might be the fact that both names are not very common and were thought to be sufficient identifiers.
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