Marble base (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on front face.
Place of Origin
Second half of fourth or first half of third century B.C. (context)
Found in 1954 by J. Cassels at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : East Necropolis , tomb E225 Cassels.
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editor.
Cassels, 1955 Cassels, J., 1955, The cemeteries of Cyrene, Papers of the British School at Rome (PBSR)23, 1-43 - see in bibliography , p. 42 (no image). Cf. Thorn-Thorn, 2009 Thorn, D.M., Thorn, J.C. (eds.), 2009, A Gazetteer of the Cyrene Necropolis from the original notebooks of John Cassels, Richard Tomlinson and James and Dorothy Thorn, Studia Archaeologica161, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 196; Belzic, 2015 Belzic, M., 2015, Les "divinités funéraires" de Cyrénaïque, 1-2, Master dissertation, École pratique des Hautes Études, 4e section, Paris - see in bibliography , n. 16.
Theukhrestos fils de Mélanthès.
Theuchrestos son of Melanthes.
Theuchrestos figlio di Melanthes.
This inscription is known only through Cassels' brief mention. His notebooks, edited by the Thorns, do not add anything.
The name Μελάνθης is known only here, but was predictable, as Μέλανθος, which has a good frequency in all regions, is a short form derived from it.
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