Cyrene Museum, 171.
Upper right angle of a white marble block, broken off at left, back and below, with traces of attachment of an object at the fore right angle of the upper face (0.125; 0.045;0.125).
Inscribed on the face.
0.02 (estimated for nu), no serifs; broad nu, rather large round letter(s).
Place of Origin
Perhaps third century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1979 presumably 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 previoulsy published.
[---] de [---] gnôtos [---] .
[---] of [---] gnotos [---] .
[---] di [---] gnotos [---] .
Although both circular letters are uncomplete, the phonetic context helps to interpret the first one as an omega and the second one, at the end of the line should also be an omega for a genitive ending. We get thus a personal name in -γνωτος. Two such compounds are known at Cyrene: Καλλίγνωτος and Πολύγνωτος, the latter, being the father's name of a probable priest in the third century B.C. (IGCyr109300, I.31). But it would be hazardous to suggest a link with one of them.
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