Marble base with the face damaged when re-used (width 0.77).
Inscribed on the face.
Place of Origin
Perhaps 360 to 350 B.C. (prosopography)
Found by C. Anti between 1925 and 1930 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : re-used for the dressing of the larger basin of the Fountain of Apollo .
Not found in 1960 by G. Pugliese Carratelli
Not seen by IGCyr team.
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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 , 183 (no image). Cf. Laronde, 1987 Laronde, A., 1987, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique. Libykai historiai de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris - see in bibliography , pp. 103 and 121.
Mélanippos fils d'Aristandros.
Melanippos son of Aristandros.
Melanippos figlio di Aristandros.
This base was published by Pugliese Carratelli from a drawing and a very succinct description of Anti's papers (without reference to a precise sketchbook).
As it was re-used on the border of the Sanctuary of Apollo, we suppose that the original place of the base was in the Sanctuary. If so, it was honorific and not funerary. In absence of any description of its upper face, this remains only probable.
It is an tantalizing guess of Laronde's to identify this man with the well known homonymous priest whose duty he was able to date about 335 B.C. Without any idea of the lettering, this should remain a hypothesis.
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