Dedication by a priest


Trismegistos ID: 738617

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.


Two adjacent fragments of a white marble panel, later re-cut at left and re-used for IGCyr108900 (0.255; 0.295;0.06).


Inscribed on front face in three lines with axial layout.


0.02 at ll. 1-2, 0.25 at l. 3; slight serifs, dotted theta, non slanting sigma, phi with oval loop.

Place of Origin

Cyrene , probably from the Sanctuary of Apollo .


First half of second 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. 38-39, n. 5, whence SEG , 57.2007, A. Cf. Dobias-Lalou, 1998 , pp. 411-412, whence SEG , 48.2059 a.


[Εὐ?]ά̣νθης (vac. 3) [Εὔ]φριος (vac. 3) [ἱαρ]ι̣τεύων


1 [Εὐ?]ά̣νθης : Mohamed-Reynolds-Dobias-Lalou, 2007  [Πολι]άνθης : Mohamed-Reynolds-Dobias-Lalou, 2007  [Εὐ]ά̣νθης

French translation

Euanthès fils d'Euphris (a consacré ce monument) durant sa prêtrise.

English translation

Euanthes son of Euphris (dedicated this monument) while being priest.

Italian translation

Euanthes figlio di Euphris (ha dedicato questo monumento) quando era sacerdote.


As pointed by edd. prr., Polianthes is a very common name in Cyrenaica, whereas Euanthes is hitherto not attested. However the axial layout of the inscription induces to prefer the latter, which would have lost the same two initial letters as the father's name and would also fit the three letters missing at line 3, which is also longer at right.

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