Dedication of a door


Trismegistos ID: 738227

Source Description


Block of limestone architrave, broken or perhaps recut at left for re-use; along the upper edge three guttae surmounted by a ruler are preserved on width 0.20 at the right end (2.08; 0.445; -; depth not accessible; height estimated, as the lower part cannot be unearthed; all observations by Laronde).


Inscribed on one line at a distance of 0.18 from the upper edge.


0.085; no serifs, short right stroke of pi; the first four letters are very faint if compared with the others.

Place of Origin

Cyrene .


Fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1925 at Cyrene : re-used at bottom of the retaining wall of the Sanctuary of Apollo .

Last recorded Location

Observed by A. Laronde in the years 1980.

Text constituted from

Transcription from editor and Laronde's archive (CDL).


Oliverio, 1927 , p. 157, and Pernier, 1927 , p. 155 and fig. 24. Cf. Boehringer, 1929 , p. 422, whence SEG , 9.79; Robert, 1955 , p. 28.


[---] [ἀνέθη]κε καὶ τὰν ὀπάν


1 Oliverio, 1927  [ἀνέθη]κε : SEG  [ἀνέ]θ̣ηκε

French translation

[Untel] a consacré  [---]  et la porte.

English translation

[So-and-so] dedicated  [---]  and the door.

Italian translation

[Il tale] ha dedicato  [---]  e la porta.


This is one of the architraves bearing a dedication of a monumental door (see IGCyr020700, IGCyr022400, IGCyr096800). It was registered in SEG , 9.79 from a photograph in Pernier's article and Oliverio's simple transcription.

We also have a sketch with measures and transcription by Laronde, who saw nothing before καί; the same may be said of Pernier's photograph. Oliverio transcribed two letters there, so that the verb ἀνέθηκε is unescapable. However we do not know on what behalf two more letters are given as readable in SEG.

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