Trismegistos ID: 738278

Source Description


White marble base with double mouldings of eggs and darts, partly chipped off (0.94; 0.44;0.65).


Inscribed between the mouldings.



Place of Origin



Ca. 250 B.C. (prosopography, lettering)


Found at an unknown date at Cyrene : North Necropolis, tomb of the Mnesarchoi (tomb N 171 Cassels)

Last recorded Location

Seen by L. Beschi in 1961 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editors.


Oliverio, 1933-1936 , p. 117, n. 116, fig. 72, whence SEG , 9.228. Cf. Beschi, 1970 , pp. 182, 186, 204; Applebaum, 1979 , p. 40, n. 220, whence SEG , 29.1673; Laronde, 1987 , pp. 52-58, whence SEG , 38.1892.


Θεύχρηστος Μνασάρχω


French translation

Theukhrestos fils de Mnasarkhos.

English translation

Theuchrestos son of Mnasarchos.

Italian translation

Theuchrestos figlio di Mnasarchos.

Arabic translation

ثيوخريستوس بن مناسارخوس


Theukhrestos was a member of a prominent family, whose monumental tomb is well known.

Beschi suspected that the mourning half-figure standing upon this base was number 26 of his catalogue.

Oliverio, 1933-1936 , p. 116, footnote 1, explained that he could only give drawings of the bases from Mnasarkhoi tomb and would publish the photographs in the next issue, but this never happened. The photograph of the view is part of a larger photograph showing the discovey of the bases, displayed in front of tomb N171, with help of Italian soldiers in 1915-1916. All bases are now kept inside the tomb in a side room with restricted access. The photograph is kept in the archive of the Society for Libyan Studies.

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