Trismegistos ID: 738581

Source Description


White marble low base with mouldings of eggs and darts above and below on three sides, all severely chipped off; broken off at left (0.83; 0.22;0.46).


Inscribed in one line on front face between the mouldings (0.79; 0.11;0.43).


0.035 (tau, epsilon) to 0.04 (iota, beta); calice-shaped upsilon, open omega.

Place of Origin

Cyrene : obviously from one Necropolis .


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


Probably found during excavations of the Department of Antiquities under Goodchild between 1954 and 1956 at Cyrene : re-used in the retaining wall South of the East Church , just East of the staircase giving access nowadays to the Church level.

Later recorded Location

Copied by D. Morelli in 1960 at place of re-use.

Later recorded Location

Seen and photographed by D. Roques between 1971 and 1973 at the same place.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 2004 at the same place.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Morelli in SECir , 271 (no image).


[Σ]τρατὼι Εὐβάτα


French translation

Stratôi fille d'Eubatas.

English translation

Stratoi daughter of Eubatas.

Italian translation

Stratòi figlia di Eubatas.


The base has no footprints on top and has mouldings only on three sides, so it should be a funerary base able to support a half-statue. As it has been found in the Eastern Church, it had been plausibly brought there, perhaps for re-use, from the one near Necropolis, either Eastern or Southern.

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