Private honors and dedication to Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 738358

Source Description


Benghazi Museum, inv. number unknown.


Rectangular base of grey-brown limestone, chipped along the edges and pitted on the surface (0.61; 0.21;0.765).


Inscribed on the face.


0.025; alpha with dropped bar, smaller circular letters, sigma with four slanting strokes, very slight serifs.

Place of Origin

Euesperides .


Perhaps second century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1974 or 1975 at Berenike : re-used in a late wall of the Church .

Last recorded Location

Seen by J.M. Reynolds before 1976 at Benghazi: Benghazi Museum .

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editor (CDL).


Reynolds, 1978 , pp. 233-234, n. 2 (ph.), whence SEG , 28.1542.


Χαρμί[ππα ---]  (vac. 3) τ̣[ὸν ἑαυ]τᾶς (vac. 2) ἄνδρα (vac. 3) Ἴ̣α[σι]ν̣ Λ̣υσ̣ανία Ἀπόλλωνι


1 Χαρμί[ππα] : Reynolds, 1978  Χαρμ̣ε̣ί̣δ[αν ....]  μ ιο̣ς

2 (vac. 3) τ̣[ὸν ἑαυ]τᾶς : Reynolds, 1978   ι [.....] ύτας

3 Ἴ̣α[σι]ν̣ Λ̣υσ̣ανία : Reynolds, 1978  ἱ̣α̣ρ̣[ι]τ̣εύσ̣αντα

French translation

Kharmi[ppa] fille de  [---]  (a consacré la statue de) son mari Iasis fils de Lysanias à Apollon.

English translation

Charmi[ppa] daughter of  [---]  (dedicated the statue of) her husband Iasis son of Lysanias to Apollo.

Italian translation

Charmi[ppa] figlia di  [---]  (ha dedicato la statua di) suo marito Iasis figlio di Lysanias ad Apollo.


We take Reynolds' dimensions, but share them out differently, according to the proportions given by the photograph.

In Reynolds' restoration, the name of the wife dedicating the statue would be lacking. And some of her readings do not fit the photograph, especially at line 2.

Creative Commons Attributions-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

All citation, reuse or distribution of this work must contain a link back to DOI: and the filename (IGCyr000000 or GVCyr000), as well as the year of consultation.