Dedication to Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 738462

Source Description


Right upper part of a small marble base broken off at left and below, formerly supporting an ex-voto (0.30; 0.11;0.29).


Inscribed on front face.


0.25; slight serifs, small omicron, non-slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



Perhaps first half of second century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1935 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Present Location

Seems to be lost since 1960 at the latest.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editor (CDL).


Oliverio, Taccuini inediti , XI.10, whence SECir , 32.


[---]  [---] [φ]ά̣νευς [ἱαριτεύ]ων Απόλλωνι [ἀν]έ̣θ̣η̣κ̣ε̣.


1 [---] [φ]ά̣νευς : SECir  [---] ε̣ώνευς

French translation

(Un tel fils de) [---] phanès a consacré (ce monument) à Apollon pendant sa prêtrise.

English translation

(So-and-so son of) [---] phanes dedicated (this monument) to Apollo while being priest.

Italian translation

(Un tale figlio di) [---] phanes ha dedicato (questo monumento) ad Apollo quando era sacerdote.


The stone is known only from a photograph and transcription of Oliverio's papers; judging from the photograph, the remains of epsilon and omega at l. 1 were so small that an alpha is also possible for the latter, while the former is invisible.

There seems to exist no name ending in -εώνης or -ώνης, whereas a compound in -φάνης is quite common and more plausible, among which Ἀντιφάνης and Ἀριστοφάνης are known in Cyrenaica.

Oliverio's assertion that the block originally supported an ex-voto is probably related to some vestige of attachment on the upper face, which it is no longer possible to check.

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