Cyrene Museum, Storeroom of the American excavations, 74-949.
Righthand end of a low base of medium-grained white marble, stained brown, with traces of a hook clamp on top; chipped along all edges (0.212; 0.163;0.051).
Inscribed on front face.
0.016; circular letters smaller.
Place of Origin
Perhaps late second or early first century B.C. (lettering)
Found in 1974 during the American excavations at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Enclosed sanctuary of Demeter and Kore , area C14.
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from editor.
Reynolds, 2012 Reynolds, J.M., 2012, Appendix: the inscriptions on stone and lead, in D. White (ed.), The extramural sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, final reports VIII: the sanctuary’s imperial architectural development, conflict with Christianity, and final days, Philadelphia - see in bibliography , n. A.14 (no image) , whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 62.1795.7.
[---] [p]atros, [---] fils de [i]ppos a consacré [à telle divinité?].
[---] [p]atros, [---] son of [i]ppos dedicated [to such and such deity?].
[---] [p]atros, [---] figlio di [i]ppos ha dedicato [alla tale divinità?].
As Reynolds pointed out, the preserved letters at line 1 should not belong to the name of Demeter, because it cannot appear at the genitive case near the verbe 'dedicated'. So a personal name ending with -πατρος at the nominative is the most plausible.
At line 2, -ίππω is surely a father's name. Reynolds suggested that it belonged to the name at line 1. If so, line 3 could have only one name of deity, Demeter or rather the shorter Kore, in the lost part, but surely not both, as Reynolds thought possible.
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