Probably private honors and artist's signature


Trismegistos ID: 738249

Source Description


Right part of light grey marble block, broken at left and behind (0.33; 0.38; -).


Inscribed on face.


At lines 1 and 2, 0.03; at line 3 0.01.

Place of Origin

Cyrene : certainly from the Sanctuary of Apollo .


Perhaps third century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1927 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, reused as coping stone for the sustaining wall north of the sanctuary.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2010 near Hekate's temple .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1929 , p. 127, n. 5, fig. 14 p. 122, whence SEG , 9.156; Rosamilia, 2014 , n. 7.


[---]  [Φιλο?]κώμω [---] ων· [---]  [ἐπ]οίησε.


2 Oliverio, 1929  [ἱερατεύ]ων

French translation

[Untel fils de Philo]kômos (a érigé ce monument) au cours de (telle ou telle magistrature).

Oeuvre d'[un tel fils d'un tel].

English translation

[So-and-so son of Philo]komos (erected this monument) while fulfilling (such and such office).

Made by [So-and-so son of So-and-so].

Italian translation

[Il tale figlio di Philo]komos (ha eretto questo monumento) quando ricopriva (la tale carica).

Opera del [tale figlio del tale].


At line 2, there was probably a participle, such as ἱαριτεύων (while he was priest) or τελεσφορέων (while he was telesphoros) vel sim .

As pointed by Rosamilia, a very large part of all lines has been lost, so that at line 3, in addition to name and father's name, an ethnic was perhaps mentioned.

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