White marble base, reddish from earth, with plain mouldings on top and below, which are slighlty chipped off (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed in two lines on face, spaces between letters varying in order to fill the whole width at each line.
Dimensions unknown; smaller omicron, slanting mu and sigma.
Place of Origin
Between 320 and 300 B.C. (lettering, prosopography)
Found before 2013 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : South Necropolis , undefined tomb.
Last recorded Location
Unearthed and photographed by the Chieti Mission before 2013 in situ.
Text constituted from
Transcription from the Chieti documentation (CDL).
Not previously published.
Pratomèdès fils de Philippos.
Pratomedes son of Philippos.
Pratomedes figlio di Philippos.
With this base, we now know the burial place of a man of high rank: commander of cavalry about 345 B.C. (IGCyr084000, l. 13), he is mentioned both as ephoros and nomothetes in the diagramma of Ptolemy in 320 (IGCyr010800, ll. 83 and 86). He may have died at the latest about 300 B.C., but probably nearer to 320 B.C.
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