Cyrene Museum, 18.
Large fragment, probably from a stele of white marble, broken off at left and right and chipped off at upper edge; also probably re-cut at bottom (0.34; 0.52;0.23).
Inscribed in two lines at 0.25 from the upper edge; space between letters adapted to the number of letters at each line.
0.03 to 0.035, deeply and carefully cut with light serifs; alpha with low bar, nu still slightly dissymmetrical.
Place of Origin
Probably first half of third century B.C. (lettering)
Probably found before World War II at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Last recorded Location
Seen in 1979 by C. Dobias-Lalou in Shahat : Cyrene Museum.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Not previously published.
Pratarkhos fils de Karnis.
Pratarchos son of Karnis.
Pratarchos figlio di Karnis.
The low inventory number corresponds to the items found before World War II, moved to Tripolitania during the war and rearranged after 1953 when Goodchild was controller at Cyrene.
Both names are already attested in Cyrenaica. Karnis is especially Cyrenaican (see Robert, 1967 Robert, L., 1967, Sur le nom d'un proxène d'Epidaure en Cyrénaïque, Revue des Études Grecques (REG), 80, 31-39 - see in bibliography ).
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