Private honors for a grandson


Trismegistos ID: 738618

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.


Re-used from the stone bearing IGCyr108700, which was re-cut at left and turned 90° to right, then 90° to left; the new side became the front face of a white marble base, chipped off at left edge (0.295; 0.06;0.255).


Inscribed in three lines on front face with axial layout.


0.015 to 0.02; elegant seriffed letters, theta with short central bar, rho with small loop, large circular letters, non-slanting sigma.

Place of Origin

Cyrene .


Beginning of first century B.C. (lettering, prosopography)


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, B. Cf. Dobias-Lalou, 1998 , pp. 411-412, whence SEG , 48.2059 b.


Ἀ̣κέσανδρον (vac. 1) Θεοχρήστω [Ἀ]κ̣έσανδρος (vac. 1) Τιμάρχω τὸν ἄμναμμον


French translation

Akésandros fils de Timarkhos (a consacré la statue d')Akésandros fils de Théokhrestos son petit-fils.

English translation

Akesandros son of Timarchos (dedicated the statue of) Akesandros son of Theochrestos his grandson.

Italian translation

Akesandros figlio di Timarchos (ha dedicato la statua di) Akesandros figlio di Theochrestos, suo nipote.


On the typically Cyrenaean word ἄμναμμος 'grandson', see Dobias-Lalou, 1998 , pp. 411-412.

A Timarchos son of Akesandros, ephebe in year 3/4 A.D. (see IRCyr C.131, ii.40) was probably a descendant of the present dedicant.

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