Private honors (?)


Trismegistos ID: 738577

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 260.


Fragmentary white marble base, broken on all sides but at left, dowel holes on the left upper edge (0.25; 0.10;0.12).


Inscribed on two lines on the face, which is badly scratched.


0.025; serifs; non-slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



Probably end of second or beginning of first centuries B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1960 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Later recorded Location

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

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1976 at the same place.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Morelli in SECir , 266 (no image); Dobias-Lalou, 2000 , pp. 43, 103, whence SEG , 50.1637.


Καλλικλ[ῆς] Ναρίστ̣[ω]


2 Dobias-Lalou, 2000  Ναρίστ̣[ω] : SECir  [Ἀ]νδ̣ρίσ[κω]

French translation

Kalliklès fils de Naristos.

English translation

Kallikles son of Naristos.

Italian translation

Kallikles figlio di Naristos.

Arabic translation

كاليكليس بن ناريستوس


The very fragmentary condition of the stone makes it difficult to trace its function. However the dowel hole in the upper left edge suggests that it is no funerary base, but should belong to a honorary monument.

The vestiges of line 2 consist in the upper half of five letters. The first one is a nu and is also the first letter of the line. The second letter might be an alpha, a delta or a lambda. Rho, iota and sigma are certain. After it, a small part of a horizontal bar can only belong to a tau. Hence the proposed reading. The new name Νάριστος is the dialectal form resulting from Ναϝ-αριστος, as proposed by Dobias-Lalou, 2000 .

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