Trismegistos ID: 738371

Source Description


Funerary complex constituted by two tomb-chambers, each with a forecourt on a rock-cut terrace, showing various inscriptions; this one appears within the N. tomb-chamber, cut above the entrance to the loculi together with IGCyr078100, IGCyr078200, IGCyr078300, IGCyr078400, IGCyr078500 and IGCyr078700; IGCyr077900 appears on the S. wall of the S. forecourt; IGCyr078000 on the face of a marble stele lying in the N. forecourt; no dimensions.




Height unknown.

Place of Origin



Perhaps, third century B.C. (lettering)


Copied in 1825 by J.-R. Pacho at Cyrene .

Later recorded Location

Seen and copied by S. Applebaum between 1943 and 1945.

Later recorded Location

The tomb was rediscovered in 1969 by S. Farag of the Department of Antiquities on the W. side of the Wadi Bel Ghadir , West Necropolis , tomb W107 Cassels.

Last recorded Location

Seen and photographed by J.M. Reynolds in 1970.

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editors.


Pacho, 1827 , pl. LXVI.5 and copy of [Negri], Sardinian consul in Tripoli, whence CIG 5163 and SGDI 4864; Farag-Reynolds, 1978-1979 , p. 232, n. 1.c.6, whence SEG , 37.1679, 6 Cf. Applebaum, 1962 , pp. 34-35.


Ἀφενώι [Ἀρ?]ίμμα̣


2 [Ἀρ?]ίμμα̣ : Applebaum, 1962 , Farag-Reynolds, 1978-1979  ΙΜΜΙ : SGDI  [Σ]ιμμί[ας] (Blass' suggestion) : CIG  Ἰμμ[---]  (from Negri's copy ΙΜΜΙ)

French translation

Aphénô fille d'[Ar?]immas.

English translation

Apheno daughter of [Ar?]immas.

Italian translation

Aphenò figlia di [Ar?]immas.


Σῖμος and related names are unknown in Cyrenaica; this rules out Blass' proposal for line 2. Applebaum's idea that Immi might be a Jewish name is not sustainable inside a typically Greek group. Reynolds mentions a small horizontal mark at the right of the vertical stroke of the last letter, previously read as iota, so that it might be an alpha, allowing to restore the typically Cyrenaican name Arimmas.

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