Marble base with a plain moulding above and below, associated with a half-figure funerary statue, (dimensions not recorded).
Inscribed on the face in one line.
Height unknown, letters pressed close together; no real serifs; alpha with low bar, slightly slanting sigma, very small omicron.
Place of Origin
Probably third century B.C. (lettering)
Seen and copied by J.C. Thorn at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : East Necropolis , tomb E6 Cassels.
Last recorded Location
Photographed by D. Thorn in 2002 in situ.
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous mention and from photograph (CDL).
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. 149 (diplomatic transcription).
Akeusiléa fille d'Andromèdès.
Akeusilea daughter of Andromedes.
Akeusilea figlia di Andromedes.
The feminine name Ἀκευσιλέα is only attested once in Cyrenaica (IGCyr016300) and not elsewhere. Her father's name is a hapax , but other names in -μήδης are attested in the region, amongst which the favorite Πρατομήδης.
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