Tithe for Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 738503

Source Description


Small marble base (0.46; 0.20;0.44).


Inscribed on front face.


0.02; no detail known.

Place of Origin



Admittedly Hellenistic (context)


Found before 1935 by G. Oliverio at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo , probably on the lower terrace.

Present Location

Not found by G. Pugliese Carratelli in 1960.

Present Location

Not found by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editor.


Oliverio, Taccuini inediti XV.82, whence SECir , 134 (no image).


Ἀπόλλωνι δεκάταν Ἀντίπατρος Ἀρτέμον⸢ο⸣ [ς]


2 Ἀρτέμον⸢ο⸣ [ς] : SECir  Ἀρτέμονο̣[ς] (corrected by Pugliese Carratelli from ΑΡΤΕΜΟΝΑ in Oliverio's drawing)

French translation

Antipatros fils d'Artémôn (a consacré ce monument) à Apollon au titre de la dîme.

English translation

Antipatros son of Artemon (dedicated this monument) to Apollo as a tithe.

Italian translation

Antipatros figlio di Artemon (ha dedicato questo monumento) ad Apollo come decima.


This inscription is known only from a hasty sketch in Oliverio's papers, which Pugliese Carratelli did not reproduce.

Although entering into a long series of dedications of tithe, this one has an unusual order of words: Ἀπόλλωνι δεκάταν usually stands at the end.

Pugliese Carratelli was probably right to interpret the father's name as he did; although not attested in Cyrenaica, Ἀρτέμων is well known elsewhere; as a short form of theophoric names containing Artemis' name, its use is not surprising at Cyrene; only its form has a light foreign tint, as a true Cyrenaean name would begin with Ἀρταμ(ι)-.

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