Cyrene Museum, 39.
White marble block, plausibly reused as a cornice, broken off at both sides and on top (0.175; 0.125;0.01-0.065).
Inscribed on the face.
0.025; slight serifs, non-slanting sigma, dotted theta.
Place of Origin
Probably end of third or beginning of first century B.C. (lettering)
Presumably 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.
[---] rô fille d'Eux [---] et [---] makhos fils de A [---] ont consacré.
[---] ro daughter of Eux [---] and [---] machos son of A [---] dedicated.
[---] ra figlia di Eux [---] e [---] machos figlio di A [---] hanno dedicato.
The larger spacing of line 3 combined with the segments of personal names on line 1 and 2 allows to restore the plural of the verb. We should thus have one person mentioned at line 1 and another one at line 2. So the ending -ρω should belong to a feminine name.
We know of a family where Ζευξίμαχος and Εὔξενος are favorite names at the beginning of the third century B.C. (see IGCyr065210, lines A.156-159). There is also a Ἁγησίων but the space available at line 2 seems to short to restore it. Anyhow, the span of time is too large to allow a serious hypothesis, so we leave the question open.
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