Trismegistos ID: 738187

Source Description


Base with double mouldings, not otherwise described, material unknown (dimensions unknown).


Inscribed on front face between the mouldings.

Place of Origin



Second or first century B.C. (lettering)


First copied by J.-R. Pacho in 1825 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

Copied by P. Negri in 1827.

Present Location

Not found.

Text constituted from

Transcription from editor.


CIG 5169 (Franz) (part), from Pacho, 1827 , pl. 65, 4 and [Negri], Sardinian consul in Tripoli, copy (n. 21); SGDI 4864 (Blass).


Φίλων Δάμιος


French translation

Philon fils de Damis.

English translation

Philon son of Damis.

Italian translation

Philon figlio di Damis.

Arabic translation

فيلون بن داميوس


Although having got from both origins two different copies, Franz (followed by Blass) brought together this inscription and IGCyr008260, only because they offer the same names. However they were presented on Pacho's table in separate groups. In fact, both names Philon and Damis are very frequent at Cyrene. There was no reason to bring them together.

In fact, recent excavations by the mission of the University of Chieti, to be soon published, give new insights. Whereas IGCyr008260 has been found again and located in a precise tomb, no trace of this base has been found there. So we may conclude that it had been seen by Pacho at another place of one of Cyrene's necropoleis.

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