Dedication to Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 106097

Source Description


Grey marble base with footprints on top, recut at left (0.82; 0.28;0.52).


Inscribed in one line on the face.


0.03, carefully cut with small serifs ; low bar of alpha, snon-slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



Second century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1927 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, re-used as crowning block of retaining wall, behind the Temple of Hekate .

Last recorded Location

Seen in 1983 and again in 2010 by C. Dobias-Lalou in situ.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1929 , p. 128, n. 6, whence SEG , 9.94.


[---]  [---] χευς Ἀπόλλωνι δεκάταν.


French translation

[Un tel fils de ---] khès (a consacré) comme dîme à Apollon.

English translation

[So and so son of ---] ches (dedicated) as a tithe to Apollo.

Italian translation

[Il tale figlio di ---] ches (ha dedicato) come decima ad Apollo.


The usual formula leads to suspect that χευς is the end of the father's name of the dedicant at the genitive case. The most plausble guess would be Ἐπιτυχής, which is in fact very rare before the Roman imperial period. That is why we cautiously prefer not to restore it here.

Besides the partial loss of the inscription, the placement of the hole for the right foot of a statue near the left end of the stone shows that the bolckwas later recut or, perhaps, that a second block was joined to this one at left.

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