Trismegistos ID: 738501

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 261.


White marble panel broken off at left and right (0.27; 0.16;0.045).


Inscribed in three lines on front face.


0.025; no serifs, dotted theta, large circular letters, nu slightly shorter at right, phi with oval loop at mid-height.

Place of Origin



Fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1960 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1976 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


SECir , 131 (no image).


[---]  [---] α Ἀθαναία̣[ι ....]  [---] [καὶ?] τὰ διαφράγ[ματα ---]  [ἱαριτε]ύ̣ων ἀνέ[θηκε] (vac. 1 line)


1 Ἀθαναία̣[ι ....]  : SECir  Ἀθαναία[---] 

2 [---]  [καὶ?] τὰ : SECir  [---] τα

French translation

[Untel] fils de  [---] as a consacré à Athèna  [---]  [et] la barrière au cours de sa prêtrise.

English translation

[So-and-so] son of  [---] as dedicated to Athena  [---]  [and] the barrier while being priest.

Italian translation

[Il tale] figlio di  [---] as ha dedicato ad Atena  [---]  [e] lo steccato quando era sacerdote.


The right end of the lines may be calculated from the missing letters at line 3. Hence the lost part at left would have been much larger, so as to allow a name and father's name at line 1 and probably the name of one or several other objects dedicated in the gaps. This dedication to Athena by a priest (viz. of Apollo, who might have been mentioned at line 3) is a clue for the existence of a shrine or temple of Athena inside the sanctuary of Apollo, a fact that may also be guessed from the mention of expenses for her priestess in an account of damiergoi (IGCyr011600).

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