Trismegistos ID: 738190

Source Description


Marble base with back left rough, not otherwise described (dimensions unknown, but see commentary).


Inscribed on front face.


Height unknown.

Place of Origin



Second or first centuries B.C. (lettering)


Copied by P. Negri in 1827 at Cyrene .

Later recorded Location

Seen by J. Cassels in 1954 at South Necropolis , tomb S 4.

Later recorded Location

Seen by A. Laronde in 1975 (for epigraphy).

Last recorded Location

seen by L. Cherstich before 2003 (for the whole tomb).

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editors (CDL).


CIG 5171 (Franz), from a copy of [Negri], Sardinian consul in Tripoli; Beschi, 1970 , p. 203 footnote 1; Masson, 1975 , p. 223. Cf. Thorn, 2005 , p. 206; Cherstich, 2006 , pp. 110-111; Thorn-Thorn, 2009 , p. 206.


Ἀκεσὼι Νικοδ̣ά̣μ̣ω


1 Thorn-Thorn, 2009  Ἀκεσὼι (from Cassels' Grey Book) : CIG  ΑΚΕΩΙ : Beschi, 1970  Ἀκεσ[---]  : Masson, 1975  Ἀκεσὼ̣ι : Thorn, 2005  Ἀκεσώρ (from Cassels' unpublished first copy)

2 Masson, 1975 , Thorn-Thorn, 2009  Νικοδ̣ά̣μ̣ω (the Thorn's mention taken from Cassels' archive) : CIG  Νικο[λά]ω (Franz from [Negri]'s copy ΝΙΚΟΔΔΗΩ) : Beschi, 1970  Νικοσ[---] 

French translation

Akesô fille de Nikodamos.

English translation

Akeso daughter of Nikodamos.

Italian translation

Akesò figlia di Nikodamos.

Arabic translation

أكيسو ابنة نيكوداموس


Masson's reading was the nearest to Negri's copy; the last letter seen by Beschi at line 2 might be the right part of delta, which he took for the lower part of a sigma.

In an unpublished letter to Masson (1974-08-18), Beschi said that he had noted for this base «same dimensions and ornaments as (IGCyr007900)».

Laronde (in his hitherto unpublished Prosopographia), who had seen the stone, could not read more than ΝΙΚΟ because other blocks had fallen upon it.

From Cassels' notebook, published by Thorn, it appears that the former had eventually identified the base and insisted that he had the exact reading.

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