Tithe for Apollo and private honors


Trismegistos ID: 738174

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, no inv. number.


Rectangular white marble base with two holes on upper side (0.061; 0.21;0.46).


Inscribed on front face.


0.03; careful and regular letters covering the whole surface.

Place of Origin



Last quarter of the fourth century B.C. (prosopography)


First seen by P. Negri in 1827 at Cyrene : in the Sanctuary of Apollo, Temple of Apollo .

Later recorded Location

Copied by J. Vattier de Bourville in 1848 at the same place.

Later recorded Location

Copied by R.M. Smith and E.A. Porcher in 1861 at the same place.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on September 1st, 2001 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Letronne-Bourville, 1848 , p. 374, n. v and Vattier de Bourville, 1850 , p. 584; from a copy by [Negri], Sardinian consul in Tripoli, CIG 5133 with addenda in vol. IV; Smith-Porcher, 1864 , n. 3, p. 109 and pl. 77, whence SGDI 4840 (Blass); DGE 233; Pugliese Carratelli in SECir , 138 (no image); Laronde, 1987 , p. 116.


Π̣ολιάνθης : ᾿Ανάξιος τὸμ πατέρα Ἄναξιν Ζευξιμάχω τῶι : ᾿Απόλλωνι δεκάταν : ἀνέθηκε


1 Π̣ολιάνθης : Smith-Porcher, 1864 , SGDI , DGE  Πολιάνθης : CIG  +ΟΛ+ΑΝΟΗΣ : Letronne-Bourville, 1848  [Π]ολ⸢υ⸣ άνθης : Vattier de Bourville, 1850  ΟΛΙΑΝΘΗΣ

French translation

Polianthès, fils d'Anaxis a consacré comme dîme à Apollon (la statue) de son père Anaxis fils de Zeuximakhos.

English translation

Polianthes, son of Anaxis dedicated as a tithe to Apollo (the statue) of his father Anaxis son of Zeuximachos.

Italian translation

Polianthes, figlio di Anaxis ha dedicato come decima ad Apollo (la statua) del padre Anaxis, figlio di Zeuximachos.

Arabic translation

بوليناثيس بن أناكسيس كرس تمثال والده، أناكسيس بن زيوكسيماخوس كضريبة العشر لأبولو


Franz for CIG , vol. III used Negri's copy and mentioned only in the addenda of CIG , vol. 4 Letronne's reading from Vattier de Bourville's copy. A small part of the initial pi at line 1 still survives and may have been complete when Smith and Porcher saw it. The stone in 2001 was placed beneath another projecting one, thus the bad quality of our photograph, which is however the first one to be published.

For the family of Polianthes and his date, see Laronde, 1987 , p. 119, stemma 5.

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