Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.
White marble base, with egg and dart mouldings on top, broken off below (0.64; 0.19;0.32).
Inscribed on the face, probably in 2 lines (0.61; 0.10;).
0.07; serifs, carefully cut, phi with a quite big loop.
Place of Origin
Cyrene pleiades; HGL : probably in an unidentified Necropolis .
Second half of third or first half of 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.
Philôn (fils de) [---] .
Philon (son of) [---] .
Philon (figlio di) [---] .
This base is presumably a funerary one, although it was impossible to check its upper side. Most bases collected lately in the Museum come from tombs around the town of Cyrene.
Philon is one of the most common names in Cyrene; without his father's name, it is impossible to try to relate him to any already known person.
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