Trismegistos ID: 738602

Source Description


Cylindrical low base of white marble, recut so as to form a right angle at left back; on top there are two holes for the feet of a statue (preserved dimension 0.63; 0.23;0.495).


Inscribed on the circular front face in the axis of the standing statue.


0.045, carefully cut; alpha with low bar, slightly dissymmetrical nu.

Place of Origin



Probably ca. 335 B.C. (lettering, prosopography)


Found between March and July 1929 by G. Oliverio at Cyrene : in the Sanctuary of Apollo , re-used in a late wall eastward of the East staircase leading to the Fountain Terrace .

Later recorded Location

Copied by L. Pernier on July 29th, 1929 in situ.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1983 and again with E. Catani in 2001 in situ.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Not previously published. Cf. Pernier, Taccuini inediti , 1929-1930, p. 50.


Κλέων Πολλίδα


French translation

Kleôn fils de Pollidas.

English translation

Kleon son of Pollidas.

Italian translation

Kleon figlio di Pollidas.


This base was copied by L. Pernier in his notebook on his arrival at Cyrene on July 29th, 1929 for the summer campaign of 1929. He described it amongst the area excavated by the Superintendancy since March of the same year. Since that date, it has not been moved. Although recut for a re-use, the inscription was probably not moved very far and should have stood in the Sanctuary by its first use.

Kleon is no rare name at Cyrene, whereas Pollidas is only known for three persons. The lettering allows to identify the present Kleon son of Pollidas with the homonymous damiergos on duty in IGCyr011500. Moreover, Pollidas son of Kleon in a probable list of military officers (IGCyr103500) would be his father. Furthermore, Phylochos son of Pollidas in the great list of military officers dated about 345 B.C. (IGCyr084000, line 77) is almost certainly a brother of our Kleon.

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