Cyrene Museum, 487.
White marble console with a projecting triple moulding above and a small rib below on three sides (0.36; 0.118;0.24).
Inscribed in two lines on front face under the moulding (0.25; 0.055;0.175).
0.01; thickening ends of carefully cut letters; kappa with large oblique bars, slightly slanting mu, small omicron, slanting sigma.
Place of Origin
First half of third century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1960 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Later recorded Location
Seen by D. Morelli in 1960 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 at the same place; seen again in 2010, when the left angle of the moulding had been broken off.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
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 , 287 (no image).
Kallimakhos fils d'Hérakleitos.
Kallimachos son of Herakleitos.
Kallimachos figlio di Herakleitos.
This stone, which was said to be a base by Morelli is in fact a console. This shape is unique and does not help to place it into any series. However it seems to be votive rather than funerary.
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