Dedication to Demeter


Trismegistos ID: 738715

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, Storeroom of the American excavations, 78-708.


Fragment from lefthand side of a low base of medium-grained white marble with oval depression on top for offering, damaged along all edges (0.299; 0.11;0.242).


Inscribed on front face.


0.025; smaller circular letters.

Place of Origin



Perhaps second half of third of first half of second century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1978 during the American excavations at Cyrene : Enclosed sanctuary of Demeter and Kore , area D14/E14.

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from editor.


Reynolds, 2012 , n. A.10 (no image), whence SEG , 62.1795.4.


Δάματρι Θ[---]  εὐχὰν Κλευ[---]  Αἰγλάνο[ρος ἀνέθηκε?]


1 Θ[---]  : Reynolds, 2012  θ[εσμοφόρωι?] : Reynolds, 2012  θ[εᾶι καὶ Κόραι?]

French translation

Kleu [---]  (fille ou fils) d'Aiglanôr [a consacré?] (ce monument) à Dèmèter Th [---]  en ex-voto.

English translation

Kleu [---]  (daughter or son) of Aiglanor [dedicated?] (this monument) to Demeter Th [---]  ex voto.

Italian translation

Kleu [---]  (figlia o figlio) di Aiglanor [ha dedicato?] (questo monumento) a Demetra Th [---]  in voto.


Reynolds preferred the restoration of the epithet Θεσμοφόρος, hitherto not attested in Cyrenaica, rather than the mention θεά, which she also thought to be without parallel. In fact the latter is now known on the statue-base of the nearby temple (see IGCyr114800). If so, there would be space also for Kore's name but the whole formula seems somewhat awkward and it seems preferable to leave the question open.

Most dedications in this sanctuary were made by women, however some men also offered dedications. It is thus impossible to restore the name at line 2.

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