Marble base, not otherwise described (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed, presumably on the face.
Dimensions unknown and lettering unknown.
Place of Origin
Fourth or third century B.C. (lettering)
Found in 1954 by J. Cassels at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : East Necropolis , tomb E148 Cassels.
Not seen by IGCyr team.
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Transcription from previous editors.
Thorn-Thorn, 2009 Thorn, D.M., Thorn, J.C. (eds.), 2009, A Gazetteer of the Cyrene Necropolis from the original notebooks of John Cassels, Richard Tomlinson and James and Dorothy Thorn, Studia Archaeologica161, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 181 (diplomatic transcription from Cassels' notebooks). Cf. Cassels, 1955 Cassels, J., 1955, The cemeteries of Cyrene, Papers of the British School at Rome (PBSR)23, 1-43 - see in bibliography , p. 41 (mention of a marble base).
1 Ἁγησίδικο̣[ς] : Thorn-Thorn, 2009 Thorn, D.M., Thorn, J.C. (eds.), 2009, A Gazetteer of the Cyrene Necropolis from the original notebooks of John Cassels, Richard Tomlinson and James and Dorothy Thorn, Studia Archaeologica161, Roma - see in bibliography ΑΓΗΣΙΔΙΚΩ (Cassels' Grey Book)
Hagèsidikos fils de Paraibatas.
Hagesidikos son of Paraibatas.
Hagesidikos figlio di Paraibatas.
Although compound names in Ἁγησ(ι)- are numerous in Cyrenaica, this one was hitherto unattested. On the contrary, the father's name, Παραιβάτας is one of the most typical names of Cyrenaica. It is thus impossible to relate the deceased with any known family.
As names of the deceased on bases are always at the nominative case, we suppose that Cassels copied erroneously an ending with omega, which would be the genitive.
For the date, we follow Cassesl' opinion.
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