Trismegistos ID: 738184

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 242.


White marble base with double mouldings of eggs and darts (0.92; 0.53;0.43); the lower moulding has been later cut off; on top, a quadrangular hole, one side of which had already before 1970 lost a considerable fragment, extending to the middle of the upper front side.


Inscribed on the front face.


0.09; light serifs.

Place of Origin

Cyrene : most probably from the North Necropolis , Tomb of the Mnesarchoi , Cassels' N171.


Late fourth century B.C. (prosopography)


Copied by J.-R. Pacho 1825 at Cyrene : possibly in the North Necropolis , but perhaps elsewhere as it was re-used.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on May 8th, 1976 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


CIG 5162 (Franz), from Pacho, 1827 , pl. 65, 4. Cf. Beschi, 1970 , p. 182 and fig. 38; Laronde, 1987 , pp. 55 and 58.


Μνάσαρχος Θευχρήστω


1 (middle letters ΣΑ now unclear)

French translation

Mnasarkhos fils de Theukhrestos.

English translation

Mnasarchos son of Theuchrestos.

Italian translation

Mnasarchos figlio di Theuchrestos.

Arabic translation

مناسارخوس بن ثيوخريستوس


For the whole family, see Laronde, 1987 and his hietherto unublished Prosopographia. This base might also be some decades later and belong to the grandson of Theukhrestos I.

The stone was recut and probably reused at the place where Pacho saw it. However it is almost sure that it has once stood in the Mnesarchi tomb N 171 with the other bases of that family.

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