Dedication to Apollo and Artemis


Trismegistos ID: 738235

Source Description


Fragmentary white marble panel, re-cut at left, broken off on all other sides but for a very small part of the right edge (dimensions unknown).


Inscribed on the face.


Height unknown: careful letters with serifs.

Place of Origin



End of second or beginning of first century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1926 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo in front of the Doric Fountain , under a water-pipe.

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editor (CDL).


Oliverio, 1928 , p. 329, n. 11, whence SEG , 9.102; Marengo, 1991 , p. 266.


[.....] λη Πολυκλε[ῦς .....] [κ]λεια Ποσείδι̣[ος? Ἀπόλλ]ωνι, Ἀρτάμιτ[ι ἀ]νέθηκε.


1 [.....] λη : Oliverio, 1928  [Πολυκ]λῆ

2 [.....] [κ]λεια : Oliverio, 1928  [Καλλίκ]λεια

2 Ποσείδι̣[ος?] : Oliverio, 1928  Ποσειδ[ωνίω] : Marengo, 1991  Ποσειδ[---] 

French translation

(Cette statue de) [.....] lès fils de Polyklès a été consacrée à Apollon et Artémis par [.....] kleia fille de Poseidis.

English translation

(This statue of) [.....] kles son of Polykles was dedicated to Apollo and Artemis by [.....] kleia daughter of Poseidis.

Italian translation

(Questa statua di) [.....] les figlio di Polykles fu dedicata ad Apollo e Artemide da [.....] kleia figlia di Poseidis.


Oliverio's restorations of three names were not convincing, as already seen by Marengo. At l. 1, the honorandus' name may be a compound of -κλῆς or -θάλης as well; we leave the question open.

At l. 2, there are a lot of possiblities for the name ending with -κλεια of the woman responsible for the dedication.

For her father's name the restoration should be as short as possible, owing to the space available. So Πόσειδις, already attested at Cyrene, seems to be the best solution.

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