Tithe for Apollo by Iason


Trismegistos ID: 738228

Source Description


White marble quadrangular base slightly chipped at both ends of inscribed side (0.66; 0.22;0.45); on top, a rectangular hollow with holes for attachment still full of metal.


a) Inscribed a first time just under upper rim, in now very faint letters; b) again in an erased zone 0.065 from top.


a) 0.02; b) 0.03; both letterings seem to be almost contemporary.

Place of Origin



Fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1925 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, West of Temple of Apollo .

Last recorded Location

Seen in 2001 by C. Dobias-Lalou at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, against Southern wall of Temple of Apollo .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1927 , p. 157, whence SEG , 9.80.


Ἰά[σω]ν Κ̣άλλιος δεκάταν Ἀπόλλων̣[ι]
Ἰάσων : Κάλλιος : τὠπόλλωνι̣ δεκάταν ἀνέθηκε ( vac. ).


a.1 Oliverio, 1927  [Ἱά]σω[ν Κ]άλλιος δεκάταν Ἀπόλλωνι

French translation

a) Iason fils de Kallis (a consacré) comme dîme à Apollon.

b) Iason fils de Kallis a consacré à Apollon comme dîme.

English translation

a) Iason son of Kallis (dedicated) as a tithe for Apollo.

b) Iason son of Kallis dedicated to Apollo as a tithe.

Italian translation

a) Iason figlio di Kallis (ha dedicato) come decima ad Apollo.

b) Iason figlio di Kallis ha dedicato ad Apollo come decima.


As Oliverio put it, a) was first inscribed and b) was intended as an expanded form of it. However, he did not mention that the space where b) was cut had been erased, perhaps because a first draft was dismissed as failing.

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