British Museum, GR 1866.4-15.233.
Bronze strigil handle, broken along the edge of the spoon and at the opposite end (0.09; 0.019-0.024;0.02-0.025).
Stamped in a rectangular area (0.037; 0.003;).
0.002; small dotted theta, slightly larger omicron and omega, all three circular letters somehow higer on the lines, symmetrical nu.
Place of Origin
330-300 B.C. (lettering)
Found by G. Dennis between 1864 and 1866 probably at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Last recorded Location
Observed by C. Dobias-Lalou in London : British Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from object (CDL).
Newton, 1873 Newton, C.T., 1873, Notes on inscribed strigils, Archaeologia43, 258 - see in bibliography ; Walters, 1899 Walters, H.B., 1899, Catalogue of the Bronzes, Greek, Roman and Etruscan in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, London - see in bibliography , p. 49, n. 326; Dobias-Lalou, 2010 Dobias-Lalou, C., 2010, Strigiles cyrénéens, 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, 161-167 - see in bibliography , (with ph.), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 60.1842 .
Récompense des triakatioi (i.e. éphèbes).
Award of the triakatioi (i.e. ephebes).
Ricompensa dei triakatioi (i.e. efebi).
جائزة الترياكاتيوي (إفيبس).
The provenance of the strigil is not quite sure: Dennis brought to England objects from cemeteries of Euesperides, Cyrene, Taucheira and Ptolemais. However, the local name of the ephebes, τριακάτιοι, being up to now attested for Cyrene only, it seems most likely that the strigil came from the main city of the Pentapolis where strigils are mentioned in IGCyr100700.
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