Probably epitaph


Trismegistos ID: 738575

Source Description


White, probably Pentelic marble base, with mouldings of eggs and darts on top and below, later re-cut for re-use in a Christian building (0.70; 0.40;0.28).


Inscribed on the face between the mouldings (0.64; 0.20;0.25).


0.02 to 0.035; thickening ends of letters; slightly dissymmetrical nu,xi with central vertical stroke, smaller omicron, slightly slanting sigma.

Place of Origin

Cyrene : probably from the East Necropolis .


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


Found between 1954 and 1956 at Cyrene : in the South side of the East Church .

Later recorded Location

Seen in 1960 by D. Morelli at the findspot.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2004 at the findspot.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Morelli in SECir , 264 (no image). Cf. Ward-Perkins-Goodchild-Reynolds, 2003 , p. 150 and fig. 105.


[Ἀ]ν̣άξανδρος [Π]ραξιάδα


2 [Πρ]αξιάδα : SECir  [Π]ρ̣αξιάδα

French translation

Anaxandros fils de Praxiadas

English translation

Anaxandros son of Praxiadas

French translation

Anaxandros figlio di Praxiadas

Arabic translation

أناكساندروس بن براكسيداس


Like other funerary bases found re-used in the Eastern church, this one might come from the nearest Necropolis, i.e. the Eastern one.

The excavations of the East Church were carried out by Goodchild between 1954 and 1956. Il is highly plausible that the stone had been formerly buried. For explanations about the successive re-uses, see Ward-Perkins-Goodchild-Reynolds, 2003 .

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