Rock-cut altar, isolated from the neighbouring series, with one compartment (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on the right-hand (Northern) side, a) in two lines on the upper right area, b) in two lines on the lower left area.
0.08 estimated from photograph; large and broad epsilon with shorter central bar, slanting mu and sigma, xi without vertical stroke, widely open horseshoe omega.
Place of Origin
End of fourth or beginning of third century B.C. (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. 4, 5, 7, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 61.1555, 1-4. 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.
a) Lampis fils de Kléoxénos. b) Stratôn fils de Kléoxénos.
a) Lampis son of Kleoxenos. b) Straton son of Kleoxenos.
a) Lampis figlio di Kleoxenos. b) Straton figlio di Kleoxenos.
Belonging to the well-known group of escharai inscribed with personal names mentioning the 'owners' of the altar, on which they brought offerings for an unknown deity, this one differs from the others by its monumentality and by the fact that two brothers inscribed their names on its lateral side and not in front.
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