Private honors for Charitimos


Trismegistos ID: 738572

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 371.


Three adjacent fragments of a white marble panel, broken off at left, right and below (0.415; 0.17;0.045).


Inscribed on the face in three lines centered along vertical axis, beginning at 0.03 from the upper edge.


0.025; thickening ends of letters, non-slanting mu, symmetrical nu, large omicron.

Place of Origin



Beginning of third century B.C. (lettering, prosopography)


Found by G. Oliverio before 1935 at Cyrene : Eastern side of agora , North of the later Temple of Asklepios (also called 'Temple of the Octagonal bases').

Last recorded Location

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

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, Taccuini inediti VI.8, whence Morelli in SECir , 258 (no image), and Dobias-Lalou, 2003 , pp. 220-221 (ph.), whence SEG , 53.2050.


[Χαρ]ίτιμον Κλητο[μάχω Κλ]η̣τόμ[α]χος Χαριτ[ίμω] (vac. 6) [ἀνέ]θ̣η̣[κε] [(vac. 7)]


2 SECir , Dobias-Lalou, 2003  Χαριτ[ίμω] : SEG  Χαροτ[ίμω]

3 Dobias-Lalou, 2003  [ἀνέ]θ̣η̣[κε] : SECir  [---] Ρ̣[---] 

French translation

(Statue de) Kharitimos fils de Klètomakhos consacrée par Klètomakhos fils de Kharitimos.

English translation

(Statue of) Charitimos son of Kletomachos dedicated by Kletomachos son of Charitimos.

Italian translation

(Statua di) Charitimos figlio di Kletomachos dedicata da Kletomachos figlio di Charitimos.


The date and spot of find are indicated from the sketchbook of Oliverio, who had found two out of three fragments. The three of them are now in the Museum, where Morelli observed and published them, unfortunately without photograph.

The dedicant, who is most probably the son of the man honored by a statue, might also be a man who subscribed ca. 280 B.C. (IGCyr065210, i.151).

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