Cyrene Museum, 267.
Fragmentary grey marble block, broken off at left and back, with front, right and upper faces well smoothed (0.105; 0.065;0.145); there is a circular hollow on the upper face.
Inscribed in two lines on front face (a); line 2 extends on right face (b).
0.012 to 0.015; eta, iota, kappa and rho are taller than theta, nu, sigma, whereas omicron is still smaller; epsilon with three short bars, dotted theta, nu shorter at right and leaning towards right.
Place of Origin
First half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1960 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : plausibly from the Sanctuary of Apollo .
Later recorded Location
Seen by G. Pugliese Carratelli in 1960 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 , 150 (photo).
[Untel] fils de [---] [ô]r a consacré (ce monument) [---] à Apollon.
[So-and-so] son of [---] [o]r dedicated (this monument) [---] to Apollo.
[Il tale] figlio di [---] [o]r ha dedicato (questo monumento) [---] ad Apollo.
The ending -ορος can only be the genitive ending of a name in ωρ, presumably a compound in -ανωρ, father's name of the wholly lost name of the dedicant.
At line 2, the last three letters were cut on the right side, presumably by lack of space; however, for sake of symmetry, the line might perhaps have begun with three letters cut on the lost left side. Anyway, the letters are much more pressed together at line 2 than at line 1, so that the space necessary for the six lost letters of Ἀπόλλωνι would not allow to restore a name and part of a father's name at line 1. Thus something else should have stood at the beginning of l. 2, perhaps naming the dedicated object, which micht be a basin.
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