Tithe for Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 738699

Source Description


Louvre Museum, Ma 1755.


White marble rectangular block, chipped off at right and left and mainly below (0.20; 0.10;0.043).


Inscribed in four lines on front face.


0.01 (omicron) to 0.02 (iota); carefully cut, no serifs, alpha with low bar, slightly slanting mu, dissymmetrical nu, xi with central vertical stroke, small omicron, slanting sigma, omega with large tangential bar below.

Place of Origin



Second half of the fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found or bought by Vattier de Bourville between 1844 and 1846 at Euesperides .

Last recorded Location

Observed by C. Dobias-Lalou and H. Berthelot in 2011 in Paris : Louvre Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Letronne, 1848-1849 , n. i, whence CIG , vol. IV, p. 12415362b; Froehner, 1865 , n. 4 Reynolds, 1978 , n 14. Cf. Serres-Jacquart, 2001 , p. 416, fig. 11; Hamiaux-Zagdoun, 2004 .


Πραξικράτης Ἐπαμείνονος̣ Ἀπόλλωνι δεκάταν


French translation

Praxikratès fils d'Epameinôn (a consacré ce monument) à Apollon au titre de la dîme.

English translation

Praxikrates son of Epameinon (dedicated this monument) to Apollo as a tithe.

Italian translation

Praxikrates figlio di Epameinon (ha dedicato questo monumento) ad Apollo come decima.


The number 5362b given to the stone in the Addenda of CIG at volume IV had already been given in Volume III to the inscription which is our GVCyr05.

The stone was thought lost by Reynolds who included it into the collection of Berenike; however, the lettering shows clearly that it antedates the foundation of Berenike and should come from Euesperides. About the present condition of the stone, a paper by C. Dobias-Lalou has been given to press for Bulletin de la Société Nationale des Antiquaires de France, year 2012, unfortunately not yet published.

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