Apollonia Museum, Storeroom of the French Mission, 2006.55.
Three fragments of a black glaze ware plate, (estimated diameter 0.14): orange ware with perhaps unfinished black glaze forming circular spots.
Scratched under the bottom (fragment a); isolated lines, on the same fragment and on fragment c might be part of other lost graffiti.
Cut with a slender tip (0.008); alpha has a punct as a bar.
Place of Origin
Perhaps third century B.C. (lettering, context)
Found in 2006 by J.-S. Caillou in the Port of Cyrene, later Apollonia pleiades; HGL : at bottom of the so-called Kallikrateia Rock , to the North (see commentary).
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2010 at Sūsah, Apollonia Museum, Storeroom of the French Mission .
Text constituted from
Transcription from vase (CDL).
Caillou, 2010 Caillou, J.-S., 2010, La zone sacrée de Callicrateia à Apollonia de Cyrénaïque, 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, 175-85 - see in bibliography , p. 182 (mention), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 60.1831
(Offrande de) Nikias [---?] .
(Offering of) Nikias [---?] .
(Offerta di) Nikias [---?] .
As the fragment is broken just after the last letter read here, it is not clear whether a final letter should be restored, producing the nominative case, perhaps followed by other words. However a genitive of 'ownership' of the dedicant is quite plausible (see IGCyr118400).
Like the latter, this vase was found in the fill below the altar bearing IGCyr114000. It is thus in clear relation with it.
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