Dedication to Apollo and Artemis


Trismegistos ID: 738513

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 445.


Second out of three white marble panels, broken off at right, whereas the left face is roughly smoothed for joint (0.525; 0.225;0.085).


Inscribed on front face in three columns of two lines each, followed by one line on the whole width.


0.025; slight serifs, smaller theta and omicrons, non-slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



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


Found by G. Oliverio before 1935 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo , from the Fountain Terrace .

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, Taccuini inediti VI.71, whence SECir , 147 (no image); Dobias-Lalou, 2003 , pp. 219-220, whence SEG 53.2051.


column a
 [c. 5 - 7]σ̣σα  [c. 5 - 7]νος
column b
Θαλίαρχ[ος] Ἁγησιστρά[τω]
column c
5 [c. 5]  [c. 6] 
[Ἀπόλλω]νι Ἀρτάμιτι ἀ[νέθηκαν]


5-6 (no third column in SECir, 147)

7 SECir  [Ἀπόλλω]νι Ἀρτάμιτι ἀ[νέθηκαν] : SECir  [---] νι Ἀρταμίτια [---] 

French translation

 [---] ssa fille de  [---] n, Thaliarkhos fils d'Hagèsistratos, [Untel, fils d'Untel ont consacré] (ce monument) à Apollon et Artémis.

English translation

 [---] ssa daughter of  [---] n, Thaliarchos son of Hagesistratos, [So-and-so son of So-and-so dedicated] (this monument) to Apollo and Artemis.

Italian translation

 [---] ssa figlia di  [---] n, Thaliarchos figlio di Hagesistratos, [il tale figlio del tale hanno dedicato] (questo monumento) ad Apollo e Artemide.


Pugliese Carratelli, who was not able to find the stone, published the inscription from a drawing (no given) from Oliverio's archive.

Pugliese Carratelli's idea of finding here the name of the festival Ἀρταμίτια would lead to a long formula including τελεσφορέντες and would not allow for an ending -νι before it. So it seems better to restore a dedication to both Apollo and Artemis, who were frequently worshipped together. A third dedicant is thus necessary to fill the space available at left (ll. 1-2).

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