Tithe for Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 738567

Source Description


Upper right angle of a white marble base broken off at left and below (0.094; 0.115;0.024).


Inscribed, probably in four lines on the face.


0.01; smaller omicron and omega, pi without projecting upper bar.

Place of Origin



Perhaps fourth century B.C. (monument-type)


Found before 1960 at Cyrene : plausibly in the Sanctuary of Apollo .

Last recorded Location

Seen by D. Morelli in 1960 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Present Location

Not found by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from editor (CDL).


Morelli in SECir , 251 (no image).


 [- max.10 -]  Τιμώ- [---] ς ⋮ Ἀπό[λ-λωνι δεκάτα]ν ⋮ ἀ[νέ-θηκε]. -


1-2 Τιμώ|[---] ς : SECir  Τιμώ|[νακτο?]ς : SECir  Τίμω|[νος ἱερεὺ?]ς

French translation

[Untel fils de] Timô [---]  a consacré (ce monument) à Apollon au titre de la dîme.

English translation

[So-and-so son of] Timo [---]  dedicated (this monument) to Apollo as a tithe.

Italian translation

[Il tale figlio di] Timo [---]  ha dedicato (questo monumento) ad Apollo come decima.


This inscription is known only from Morelli's transcription, who published it without illustration.

The restoration at line 3 seems inescapable, allowing to calculate the missing part at left. Both restorations proposed for lines 1-2 by Morelli are too short. Τιμῶναξ is well attested at Cyrene in Hellenistic times, whereas Τίμων is not. However Τιμῶχος would also be a good guess. As none is long enough to fill the gap, there should have been another word, which is impossible to be sure of and which might end with the sigma surviving after the break of line 2.

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