Tithe and artist's signature


Trismegistos ID: 738234

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 626.


Five adjacent fragments of a reconstituted white marble base with mouldings of eggs and darts on upper and lower rims, later reused upside down and hollowed for a basin; broken off at left and in the middle (preserved overall dimensions 0.49; 0.37;0.58).


Inscribed on front between the mouldings (0.42; 0.25;0.505).


0.035 at ll. 1-2; 0.025 at l. 3.

Place of Origin



First half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1925 at Cyrene : in the Sanctuary of Apollo , Temple of Apollo (1st phase), Cella .

Last recorded Location

Seen in 2001 by C. Dobias-Lalou in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1927 , pp. 156-157 (ph.); Ferri, 1932 , p. 274; Oliverio, 1933 , pp. 113-115 (ph.), whence SEG , 9.100. Cf. Rosamilia, 2014 , n. 1.


[c. 4]  [Ε]ὐαγγελίδα [Ἀπό]λλω[νι] δεκάταν. [c. 6] Η+  [c. 4 - 5]ς : ἠργάσσατο.


1 Oliverio, 1927  [Ε]ὐαγγελίδα : Oliverio, 1933  [ἐπ᾿ Ἐ]υαγγελίδα

3 [c. 6] Η+  [c. 4 - 5]ς : Oliverio, 1927  [Δ]ημ̣[ήτριο]ς : Ferri, 1932  [Λ]ήμ[νιο]ς : Oliverio, 1933  [Τ]ηλ[οκλῆ]ς

French translation

[Un tel fils]d'Euangelidas (a consacré) à Apollon comme dîme. [Un tel] a exécuté.

English translation

[So and so son] of Euangelidas (dedicated) to Apollo as a tithe. Made by [so and so].

Italian translation

[Il tale figlio] di Euangelidas (ha dedicato) ad Apollo come decima. [Il tale] fece.


Oliverio dated the lettering in the fifth century, which seems too high.

As only eta and an ambiguous letter (lambda or my) are preserved at left of l. 3, it seems wise to restrain from restoring the sculptor's name, a fortiori to guess that it might be the Lemnian Alcamenes (a guess of Ferri, 1932 , rejected by all commentators).

Rosamilia, 2014 , having not found the stone, cautiously expressed some doubts about the readings.

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