White marble base with plain mouldings on top and below (dimensions estimated from photograph 0.31; 0.63; -), reddish from earth; broken off at the lower right angle.
Inscribed in one line on the front, below the upper moulding.
Estimated 0.024 (smaller omicron); not deeply, but carefully cut with small serifs; slightering mu and sigma.
Place of Origin
Probably second half of fourth century B.C. (lettering, context)
Brought to the Department of Antiquities in August 2017; presumably found during the same year at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : in one undetermined Necropolis during building works.
Not seen by IGCyr team. Studied by C. Dobias-Lalou through photographs taken in the Department of Antiquities when the stone was presented.
Text constituted from
Transcription from photograph (CDL).
Not previously published.
Timô fille de Timoklès.
Timo daughter of Timocles.
Timò figlia di Timokles.
This base, known to us only through photographs, is very similar to the one bearing IGCyr122000, i.e. a plain type of funerary bases, the dimensions of which are approximately 2 x 1 cubits.
The feminine name Timo is attested in Cyrenaica only as the by-name of a priestess of Artemis in the Roman imperial period (IRCyrC.222). However such names ending with -ώι are frequent in the region and this one is derived from the father's name. For the latter, two men bearing the name Timocles are known, one in the fourth century BC (IGCyr0081200), the other at the beginning of the third century (IGCyr065210). One or the other might be related with Timo, but we cannot push the hypothesis further ahead.
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