Dedication to Demeter and Kore


Trismegistos ID: 738353

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 73-7 (American excavations).


Part of a white, brown stained, marble base with recess on top for a statue; broken off at right and behind (0.165; 0.065;0.12).


Inscribed on the face.


0.0175; carefully cut letters without serifs, sigma and mu with four markedly slanting strokes.

Place of Origin



Perhaps third century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1973 at Cyrene : Enclosed sanctuary of Demeter and Kore , Western part, upper terrace, grid C 12/13.

Last recorded Location

Seen by J.M. Reynolds in 1973 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum , Storeroom of the American excavations .

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editors.


White, 1973 , p. 208, footnote 26, whence SEG , 26.1834; Reynolds, 2012 , p. 192, n. A.5


[Διο]νύσι[ο ---]  (vac.) Δάματ[ρι καὶ? Κόραι? ἀνέθηκε?].


2 Reynolds, 2012  [καὶ Κόραι ἀνέθηκε?] : White, 1973  [καὶ Κόραι]

French translation

Dionysios [---]  à Dèmèter [et à Korè a consacré?].

English translation

Dionysios [---]  to Demeter [and to Kore dedicated?].

Italian translation

Dionysios [---]  a Demetra e [a Kore ha dedicato?].


As Reynolds, 2012 , puts it, the name Dionysios, which is plausibly restored, might belong to the dedicant (hence nominative) or to the person whose statue was dedicated by someone else (hence accusative). It depends on the width of the original base, as well as of the divine name or names to be restored at l. 2, with or without a verb.

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