British Museum, 1948.ii-ii.i.
Bronze arrow head (0.06; 0.015; -).
Stamped on one face, to be read with the tip at right hand.
0.01; monogram: common vertical stroke for both beta and epsilon, the loops of beta inserted between the bars of epsilon.
Place of Origin
Between 246 and 222 B.C. (reign)
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from editor.
Haynes, 1951 Haynes, D.E.L., 1951, A bronze arrow-head from Cyrene, The British Museum Quarterly16, 45-46 - see in bibliography , pp. 45-46 (ph.,dr.). Cf. Reynolds, 2010 Reynolds, J.M., 2010, Inscribed missiles found at Sidi Khrebish Benghazi, in M. Luni (ed.), Cirene e la Cirenaica nell'Antichità, Monografie di archeologia libica30, Cirene Atene d'Africa: attività delle missioni archeologiche internazionali a Cirene e in Cirenaica3, Roma, 225-228 - see in bibliography , pp. 225-226, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 60.1832; Reynolds-Kenrick, 2015 Reynolds, J.M., Kenrick, P., 2015, The epigraphy of Sidi Khrebish, Benghazi (Berenice): an update, Libyan Studies (LibStud), 46, 75-101 - see in bibliography , p. 76.
A similar item is IGCyr111200 found at Berenike.
The present arrow-head was presented to the British Museum as having been found at Cyrene. Was it really found in this city or is Cyrene used, as often, in a broad sense for Cyrenaica? Whatever the answer, we may hold for plausible that it belonged to the bodyguard of queen Berenice II.
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