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M.191. Dedication to Iatros and Iaso

Description: Small altar of white marble with mouldings above and below (w: 0.17 x h: 0.20 x d: 0.17).
Text: Inscribed in two lines on one face between the mouldings (w: 0.12 x h: 0.09 x d: 0.14).
Letters: 0.01 to 0.012; serifs, alpha with broken bar, non slanting sigma.

Date: probably first or second century AD

Findspot: Probably Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Balagrae: no findspot reported; first photographed 20 March 1917.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Seen by Dobias-Lalou in former Sculpture Museum at Cyrene in 1977 (Inv. no. F2590)



Ἰατρῶι Ἰασο͂ι
Π̣έλεα Φιλοξήν[ω]





2: Π̣έλεα : Πέλεα SECir, 1961-1962; ΕΛΕΑ Fabbricotti, 2007

French translation

Translation by: Catherine Dobias-Lalou

(scil. Consacré ) à Iatros et Iasô par Pelea (scil. fille) de Philoxènos.

English translation

Translation by: Catherine Dobias-Lalou

(scil. Dedicated) to Iatros and Iaso by Pelea (scil. daughter) of Philoxenos.


Fabbricotti gave a full description of this stone in a catalogue of miniature altars. She also published the first photograph.

For other texts associating Iatros and Iaso see C.228,M.185, C.756, M.189, M.190

Bibliography: Mentioned SECir, 1961-1962 note on 165, 316; published Dobias-Lalou, 1993, 3, p. 34 (no image), whence SEG 43.1189; Fabbricotti, 2007, 9, p. 272 and fig.9, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 2008.601, AE 2007.1676, SEG 57.2017.3
Text constituted from: Transcription from stone (CDL)


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E.720)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds II.58.2)