Cyrene Museum, 542.
Fragmentary white marble circular base, broken off at right, left, back and below; plain moulding above, below which a relief featuring at left a figure carrying a lyre, at right a head with a crested helmet; (0.135; 0.09;unknown).
Inscribed on top member of the moulding.
0.013; deeply but not so carefully cut; no serifs, very small loop of rho, widely open upsilon.
Place of Origin
Plausibly second century B.C. (lettering)
Bought by the Norton mission from an Arab in 1911 and copied by H.F. De Cou at Cyrene pleiades; HGL with no indication of provenance.
Later recorded Location
Seen by D. Morelli in 1960 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Last recorded Location
Seen in 1979 by C. Dobias-Lalou at the same place.
Text constituted from
Transciption from stone (CDL).
Robinson, 1913 Robinson, D.M., 1913, Inscriptions from the Cyrenaica, American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)17, 157-200 - see in bibliography , n. 18, fig. 14; republished by Morelli inSECir 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e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)39-40 (= n.s. 23-24), 219-375 - see in bibliography , 282 (no image), as unpublished.
[---] de Dèmètrios.
[---] of Demetrios.
[---] di Demetrios.
In the gap, there was possibly the name of Demetrios' son or daughter, although other possibilities are not excluded.
The relief is too lacunar to choose between a votive and a funerary function for the monument.
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