Tithe for Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 738464

Source Description


White marble base with mouldings on top and below on three sides (0.52; 0.135;0.4); a large hole on the upper face.


Inscribed on front face (0.48; 0.05;), between the mouldings.


0.015; carefully cut; large delta, slanting mu, lightly asymmetrical nu, omicron slightly smaller, much slanting sigma, calice-shaped upsilon and psi.

Place of Origin



Second half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found by G. Oliverio in 1926 at Cyrene : Eastern part of the Sanctuary of Apollo .

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2001 at Cyrene : in entrance hall of the Byzantine Baths .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, Taccuini inediti , X.90, whence SECir , 37 (photo).


Μεγαλοκλῆς ⋮ Ὑψοκ 'λ' 'ε' 'ῦ' 'ς' Ὑψοκλῆς Μεγαλοκλεῦς ⋮᾿ Απόλλωνι δεκάταν.


French translation

Mégaloklès fils d'Hypsoklès et Hypsoklès fils de Mégaloklès (ont consacré ce monument) à Apollon comme dîme.

English translation

Megalokles son of Hypsokles and Hypsokles son of Megalokles (dedicated this monument) to Apollo as a tithe.

Italian translation

Megalokles figlio di Hypsokles e Hypsokles figlio di Megalokles (hanno dedicato questo monumento) ad Apollo come decima.


At l. 1 the omission of lambda in the father's name was corrected by re-cutting five letters over the last four and the interpunction that originally divided the first man from the second. Even if less clear, the result was more correct.

The personal names clearly show that a father and his son were the dedicants.

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