Cyrene Museum, 108.
Fragment of a white marble circular basin, (wide 0.11; deep 0.055).
Inscribed on the rim (high 0.03), to be read from outside.
0.015 (mu, epsilon) to 0.02 (rho); not very regular cutting, with serifs; lightly curved lines of mu, rho with rather small loop.
Place of Origin
Cyrene pleiades; HGL , probably from the Hellenistic Gymnasium, later Caesareum .
Perhaps second century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1979 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Last recorded Location
Seen by C.Dobias-Lalou in 1979 in Shahat , Cyrene Museum
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Not previously published.
[---] à Hermès [---] .
[---] for Hermes [---] .
[---] per Hermes [---] .
[---] لأجل هيرميس [---]
The name of Hermes at the dative case (and in koine form) is a clue for a dedication in the gymnasium, which was still at the time located where the Caesareum later stood. The name of Heracles possibly stood in the lost part, as both deities are usually mentioned together as protectors of the gymnasium.
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