Dedication by generals


Trismegistos ID: 738616

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 4673.


Fragment of a white marble block broken away at right and left; above a plinth are traces of sculpture: a footstool with its four legs and on it a set of bare toes on a sole and the scar of a second foot; at its left side, some vestiges of draperies (0.29; 0.13;0.14).


Inscribed in three lines on front face of the plinth. (0.20; 0.085;).


0.015; no serifs, broad alpha, symmetrical nu, xi with central vertical stroke, smaller omicron, slanting sigma.

Place of Origin

Cyrene .


First half of third century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1993 in a votive depot South of Cyrene : in the area of the Wadi el Aish ..

Last recorded Location

Seen in 1993 by C. Dobias-Lalou in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Mohamed-Reynolds-Dobias-Lalou, 2007 , pp. 37-38, n. 4, whence SEG , 57.2006.


[---] [ό]ξηνος Νικι̣[---] , [---?]  [---]  [Αἰγ]λάνορος, Κλευ[---]  [---]  [---?]  [σ]τ̣ραταγέντε[ς ---] 


French translation

 [---] oxenos fils de Niki [---] ,  [---?]  [Untel] fils d'Aiglanôr, Kleu [---]  [fils d'Untel]  [---?] , tandis qu'ils exerçaient la stratégie, [ont consacré?] (ce monument) [à telle divinité?].

English translation

 [---] oxenos son of Niki [---] ,  [---?]  [So-and-so] son of Aiglanor, Kleu [---]  [son of So-and-so]  [---?] , while being strategoi , [dedicated?] (this monument) [to such and such deity?].

Italian translation

 [---] oxenos figlio di Niki [---] ,  [---?]  [il tale] figlio di Aiglanor, Kleu [---]  [figlio del tale]  [---?] , quando erano strategi, [hanno dedicato?] (questo monumento) [alla tale divinità?].


The layout of the expected elements of this fragmentary dedication is not clear. However, we are able to guess that lines 1-2 had only names, whereas line 3 had the dedication formula, including at least a god's name and/or the verb of dedication ἀνέθηκε. Whether there was a fifth dedicant mentioned with name and father's name across lines 1-2 remains unclear. For this amount see discussion at Mohamed-Reynolds-Dobias-Lalou, 2007 , p. 24.

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