Limestone altar with two compartments; middle part of front face broken away (0.27; 0.25;0.535).
Inscribed on front face.
0.015 to 0.03; smaller mu.
Place of Origin
Admittedly Hellenistic (monument-type)
Found before 1960 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL , in the so called Agora of the Gods .
Last recorded Location
Seen by D. Morelli in 1960 in situ.
Not seen by IGCyr team.
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Transcription from editor.
Morelli 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 , 223 (no image); cf. Parisi Presicce, 2007 Parisi Presicce, C., 2007, Apobomios, epibomios, probomios: indagini sul culto di Apollo a Cirene, in L. Gasperini, S. Marengo (eds.), Cirene e la Cirenaica nell'antichità: atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Roma-Frascati, 18-21 dicembre 1996, Ichnia9, 491-524Tivoli, - see in bibliography , p. 498.
Morelli's reading is puzzling both because of the nominative instead of the usual genitive and of the oddity of the presumed divine name. No other altar in the Sanctuary of Apollo is dedicated to an abstract entity considered a deity. Even Panakeia has a 'personal' flare, being said daughter of Asklepios. The only similar case would be the altar of Eunomia on the Agora (IGCyr083800), the placement of which seems to be more easy to explain in relation with the political life.
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