Honorary inscription for Cleopatra III and another member of the royal family


Trismegistos ID: 5992

Source Description


Two adjacent fragments of a white marble block, recut on both lateral sides; a second block of the same size is missing at right (0.67-; 0.225;0.565).


Inscribed on back of base IGCyr016400; two lines are inscribed at top left of present block, another line has only one half and proves the existence of a similar block to the right. It may thus be inferred that on the whole monument another item was written in a second column, whereas the lower line laid in the centre, across both blocks.


0.015-0.02 at ll. 1-4; 0.025 at line 5; serifs.

Place of Origin



128-116 B.C. (reign)


Found before 1930 at Cyrene : agora .

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2001 at Cyrene : agora, in front of West Stoa .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1932-1933 , p. 70, n. 7, whence SEG , 9.53. Cf. Wilcken, 1932 , p. 329, footnote 2.


column a
Βασίλισσαν Κλευπάτραν Θεὰν Εὐεργέτιν
column b
[------]   [------]  


French translation

(Les statues) de la reine Cléopatre, Déesse Evergète et de  [---]  (ont été consacrées par) les Cyrénéens.

English translation

(The statues) of queen Cleopatra, Goddess Evergetis and of  [---]  (were dedicated by) the Cyreneans.

Italian translation

(Le statue) della regina Cleopatra, Dea Evergete e di  [---]  (sono state dedicate) dai Cirenei.


The missing block to the right should have been inscribed with another name of the royal family and the monument should have born two statues. Wilcken rightly assigned the monument to Clepatra III and one of her sons, contra Oliverio who suggested Cleopatra II.

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