Trismegistos ID: 738532

Source Description


Museum of Libya, Tripoli, inv. number unknown.


Right part of a white marble base with plain mouldings above and below, originally on three sides (0.43; 0.26;0.39).


Inscribed in two lines on front face.


0.035; very slight serifs, slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



End of fourth or beginning of third century B.C. (lettering)


Presumably found at Cyrene in an unknown area of the Necropolis and erroneously kept at Tripoli after the movings of World War II.

Later recorded Location

Seen by G. Pugliese Carratelli in 1960 at Tripoli: Museum of Libya .

Last recorded Location

Observed by A. Laronde in the years 1980 in the same Museum.

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editor and Laronde's archive (CDL).


SECir , 188 (no image). Cf. Fraser-Matthews, 1987 , p. 64.


 [c. 4 - 5]κλεια [Ἀρί]σ̣τιος


2 [Ἀρί]σ̣τιος : Fraser-Matthews, 1987  [Ἀρί]σ̣τιος : SECir  [---] σ̣τιος

French translation

 [---] kleia fille d'Aristis.

English translation

 [---] kleia daughter of Aristis.

Italian translation

 [---] kleia figlia di Aristis.


A drawing by A. Laronde was found in his archive. As he mentions mouldings in front and on the right side, it is clear that the base when complete had mouldings only on three sides, which is a clue for a funerary base supporting a half-statue of funerary goddess. The Cyrenaican origin of the stone is reinforced by this indication.

At l. 2, Laronde's copy has no trace of the sigma given as unclear by Pugliese Carratelli.

In A. Laronde's notebook the provenance reads 'Marsa Dila'. It is very plausible that the error is the same as for IGCyr100700 (see the commentary there).

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