Trismegistos ID: 738121

Source Description


Komast cup, Attic black figure ware (diameter 0.164).


Graffito along inside of rim.


0.006-0.009; epsilon with vertical stroke protruding below, quite dissymmetrical nu, one rho with very short tail, small four-strokes sigma, no ksi.

Place of Origin



Ca. 500 B.C. (monument-type)


Found between 1963 and 1965 at Taucheira : archaic votive deposit .

Last recorded Location

Seen by J. Boardman between 1963 and 1965.

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editor (CDL).


Boardman-Hayes, 1966 , p. 169, n. 1036 (ph., dr.); Dobias-Lalou, 1970 , p. 255, n. Cf. Dobias-Lalou, 2015 , p. 68.


Κρε͂σα ἔ[δō]κε̣ Κσε̄νάνδρο̄[ι]


1 Κσε̄νάνδρο̄[ι] : Dobias-Lalou, 1970  Χσενανδρο [---]  : Boardman-Hayes, 1966  ε [c. 2 - 3] ++σεν Ανδρο[---]  (Boardman's reading)

French translation

Cadeau de Kresa à Xenandros.

English translation

A present of Kresa to Xenandros.

Italian translation

Regalo di Kresa per Xenandros.

Arabic translation

هدية كريسا لكسيناندروس.


The inferior edge of E and the whole K are clear from the photograph, allowing to restore ἔδōκε. The new reading fits the type of cup better than a dedication to Demeter and/or Kore, which is the bulk of the other finds. Boardman noted that the script might be Attic. If so, we should have a spelling Χσένανδρος, whereas a kappa seems unescapable here. On the other hand, a form Κρε͂σ(σ)α for the woman's name would not be Attic. On the whole, this graffito seems to be rather Cyrenaican.

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