Trismegistos ID: 745211

Source Description


Slightly tapered white marble stele, chipped off below, with a rectangular hole on top (0.39-0.43; 1.49;0.255-0.29); back side reused as IRCyr C.608.


Inscribed on front face at 0.38 from the bottom.


0.02, regular letters.

Place of Origin



Third century B.C. (lettering)


Copied by J.-R. Pacho in 1825 at Cyrene : North Necropolis .

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on May 25th, 1982 in Shahat : deposited on the Terrace of the Department of Antiquities .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


CIG 5167 (Franz), from Pacho, 1827 , pl. 65, 6. Robinson, 1913 , p. 174, n. 38, back; Cf. Applebaum, 1979 , p. 175; C. Dobias-Lalou in Masson, 1981 , p. 203, whence SEG , 31.1577 (= Masson, 1990 , p. 373); Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 , n. 16.


Σιδώνιος Σελυμαίω


1 Robinson, 1913  Σιδώνιος : Pacho, 1827  ΣΙΔΠΩΝΙΟΣ : CIG  Σι[λή]νιος

2 Robinson, 1913  Σελυμαίω : Pacho, 1827 , CIG  Σελυμαία

French translation

Sidônios fils de Sélymaios.

English translation

Sidonios son of Selymaios.

Italian translation

Sidonios figlio di Selymaios.

Arabic translation

سيدونيس بن سيليميو


Lüderitz (see Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 ) rightly criticised Applebaum's view that this man was a Jew; this man might simply be broadly speaking of Semitic origin. Furthermore, Applebaum took this mention as an artist's signature of the inscription on the opposite side, which is a multiple epitaph with dates between 90 and 102 A.D. Lüderitz was only able to add a note where he mentioned from information by J.M. Reynolds, that both sides should be taken separately.

Due to the current place of the stele this side is always in the shadow and cannot be easily photographed.

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