Fragment of a black-glazed ware vase (height 0.028).
Scratched on the wall.
Place of Origin
Cyrene pleiades; HGL : probably Sanctuary of Apollo .
Perhaps fourth of third century B.C. (context, lettering)
Found by I. Gismondi in 1957 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : inside or near (?) the Greek Theatre.
Seems to be lost.
Text constituted from
Transcription from editor (CDL).
From Gismondi's notebook Mei, 2014 Mei, O., 2014, Scavi e materiali dal teatro della Myrtousa di Cirene nei documenti di Italo Gismondi, in M. Luni (ed.), La scoperta di Cirene. Un secolo di scavi, 1013-2013, Monografie di archeologia libica37, Cirene Atene d'Africa8, Roma, 211-216 - see in bibliography , p. 216 and fig. 3.
1 (a corrected error seems more probable than a ligature)
[---] dîme [---] .
[---] tithe [---] .
[---] decima [---] .
This sherd is known only from a sketchbook of the architect Gismondi, who resumed in 1957 for only one month the excavations he had conducted before World War II. The sherd is mentioned amongst other fragments found in a rock-cut chamber, the function and place of which are quite unclear. It seems plausible that the vase offered as a tithe was originally deposited inside the neighbouring sanctuary of Apollo.
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