Dedication to Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 738471

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 519 (fragm. a).


Two non-adjacent fragments of a black stone (lava?) plate: fragment a (diameter at least 0.37); fragment b (dimensions, as given in SECir: width 0.43; height 0.195).


Inscribed on the flat rim (high 0.04), to be read from outside.


0.023; slightly dissymetrical nu, very open, flat and small omega.

Place of Origin



Perhaps fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Fragment a found at an unknown date at Cyrene ; fragment b found by G. Oliverio before 1935, exact findspot unrecorded for both fragments.

Last recorded Location

Fragment a observed by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum ; fragment b not found.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (fragment a, CDL) and from previous editor (fragment b).


SECir , 50 (fragment b); fragment a not previously published.


[---] |ων Αγ[---]  [---] |Ἀπόλλ̣[ωνι]


1 Ἀπόλλ̣[ωνι] : SECir  Ἀπόλ̣[ωνι] : SECir  Ἀπόλ̣[ωνος]

French translation

 [---] ôn fils d'Ag [---]  (a consacré cet objet) à Apollon.

English translation

 [---] on son of Ag [---]  (dedicated this) to Apollo.

Italian translation

 [---] on figlio di Ag [---]  (ha dedicato questo) ad Apollo.


Although fragment b seems to be lost, the dimensions, the shape and the rare material of the plate make very plausible that both fragments belong together.

We give for fragment b the dimensions published from Oliverio's papers by Pugliese Carratelli, who does not seem to have found it. However their proportions do not match the photograph given in the publication. Either there is an error or Oliverio knew of an adjacent fragment that had not been photographed.

The inventory number given here is that of fragment a.

A joint publication of both fragments was presented by C. Dobias-Lalou in a conference held at Urbino in October 2015 in memory of Mario Luni to be published in a volume edited by O. Mei scheduled for 2017.

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.