Rock-cut altar(s) with compartment(s) (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on front face, below the compartment.
Height unknown; slanting sigma.
Place of Origin
Perhaps third or second century B.C. (context, lettering)
Found by M. Luni in 2007 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : along the road to Balagrae, next to the Eastern limit of the Southern temple precinct .
Later recorded Location
Observed by G. Paci in 2008 in situ.
Last recorded Location
Seen by E. Rosamilia in 2010 in situ.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (GP).
Paci, 2011 Paci, G., 2011, Nouveaux documents épigraphiques provenant du sanctuaire extra-urbain de Déméter à Cyrène, Comptes rendus des séances: Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (CRAI)2011, 258-273 - see in bibliography , p. 268 and fig. 13, n. 5, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 61.1555.A.2. Cf. Gasparini-Rosamilia, 2016 Gasparini, M., Rosamilia, E., 2016, I nuovi altari rupestri extraurbani dallo Uadi Belgadir e il culto di Zeus e delle Eumenidi, in V. Purcaro, O. Mei, Cirene greca e romana II, Monografie di archeologia libica, 44, Cirene Atene d'Africa9, 189-217 - see in bibliography , pp. 190-195.
Not usefully translatable.
Following Paci's reading, this is, as elsewhere, the genitive of a personal name inscribed in front of rock-cut eschara , probably used for personal offerings of its owner or user to an unknown deity.
Dobias-Lalou's commentary: an alternative reading would be [Ζη]νός with the name of the worshipped deity. See at IGCyr115100. However in this area there are some clear instances of names with father's names (see IGCyr115400). We should rather leave the question open.
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