Trismegistos ID: 738425

Source Description


White marble rectangular base with plain moulding at top and bottom on three sides, broken off at left (0.82; 0.30;0.60).


Inscribed in one line on front face etween the mouldings (0.64; 0.12;0.51).



Place of Origin



Second half of fourth or first half of third century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1983 at Cyrene : probably from South Necropolis .

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2001 at Cyrene : inside archaeological enclosure North of Caesareum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Mohamed-Reynolds, 1997 , pp. 38-39 n. 14, whence SEG , 47.2190.


[Νικά]θλα ⋮ Αἰγλάνορος


1 [Νικά]θλα ⋮ : Mohamed-Reynolds, 1997  [Κριτ?]όλα (the first editors did not mention the punctuation)

French translation

[Nika]thla fille d'Aiglanôr.

English translation

[Nika]thla daughter of Aiglanor.

Italian translation

[Nika]thla figlia di Aiglanor.


Reading the first preserved letter as an omicron, the first editors thought of a woman's name of the group corresponding to masculine compounds in -λαος, of which the suggested Κριτολᾶ is only one amongst other possibilities. We know in fact of a woman of that name, also daughter of an Aiglanor, who was priestess of Hera in the first century A.D. (see IRCyr C.130). However, the gap in time is too big to allow any relation between them. In fact, C. Dobias-Lalou reads the first preserved letter as a theta with a large circle and a thin central dot, whereas both omegas are smaller. The masculine name Νίκαθλος is well attested and typically Cyrenaican (see Reynolds-Masson, 1976 , p. 92). So a feminine Νικάθλα is a guess matching exactly the gap.

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