Fragment of official document from the Ptolemies


Trismegistos ID: 738335

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 84 (fragm. a) and 304 (fragm. b).


Two non adjacent fragments of a white marble stele bearing also IGCyr062800, IGCyr062810, IGCyr062820, IGCyr062830, and IGCyr062840; fragment a (0.04; 0.105;0.17), broken on all sides except on the left, is cut on the face next to IGCyr062810 on its left; fragment b (0.07; 0.16;0.16) is broken on all sides except on the right.


Inscribed under IGCyr062840.


0.01; same hand as IGCyr062830 and IGCyr062840.

Place of Origin

Cyrene .


After 139 B.C., probably still in second century B.C. (lettering, context)


Found before 1956 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1979 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Fragment a: Fraser, 1958 , pp. 101-104, n. 1.B, whence SEG , 18.727; with fragment b (hitherto unpublished): Dobias-Lalou, 2000 , whence SEG , 50.1639.B.IV.


- - - - - - |[..]  Υ  [c. 23 - 27] |[.] Α ι  [c. 23 - 27] | τ ΑΓ [c. 23 - 27] |ἢ τῶ[ν]  [c. 22 - 26]|[---]  5|ἄνευ̣  [c. 18 - 22]|ος κα-|τὰ τ [c. 15 - 19] |[ἐ]βουλεύ- (vac. 1)-|σαν̣[το]  [c. 15 - 19]|Σ ταῦτα  [c. 18 - 22]|μένου (vac. 1) |[---]  |θεῶν (vac. 1) 10|[---] |ΑΙ (vac. 3) |(vac.)


French translation

 [---]  sans  [---]  conformément aux  [---]  dont ils ont délibéré  [---]  vers/ en rapport avec cela  [---]  des dieux  [---] .

English translation

 [---]  without  [---]  following the  [---]  about which they have deliberated  [---]  regarding those matters  [---]  of the gods  [---] .

Italian translation

 [---]  senza  [---]  conformemente a  [---]  su cui hanno deliberato  [---]  riguardo queste faccende  [---]  degli dèi  [---] .


Because a part is lost, it cannot be decided whether IGCyr062840 is the beginning of the same document or of a different one; anyway this is again a text in koine and should come from the Ptolemaic authorities.

The gods mentioned at l. 9 may be either traditional Greek gods or the divinised royals.

The inventory numbers show that at least some parts of the stone were already in the epigraphic collection at the time of the reorganization of the Cyrenaean antiquities after World War II care of Goodchild (from 1956 on) and before Fraser observed one of them. They were perhaps all found during the Italian period, like both fragments of IGCyr062830.

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