Trismegistos ID: 738730

Source Description


Rectangular block of limestone, re-used in a later building and partly hidden (dimensions unknown).


Inscribed on the face, at least on one line near the lower edge; other lines may have been cut on the hidden part.


Dimensions of letters unknown; very careful letters, not deeply cut, closely to one another; no serifs; epsilon with unequal bars, nu probably symmetrical.

Place of Origin

Cyrene , Sanctuary of Apollo .


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


Found by C. Parisi Presicce between 2000 and 2002 at Cyrene : re-used in the Sanctuary of Apollo , in the so-called Agora of the Gods , just West of the Strategeion .

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from editor (CDL).


Parisi Presicce, 2007 , pp. 199-200 and fig. 7.


(vac. 1) Δεκάταν [---?] 


1 (vac. 1) Δεκάταν (from photograph) : Parisi Presicce, 2007  [---]  δεκάταν

French translation

Dîme  [---?] .

English translation

Tithe  [---?] .

French translation

Decima  [---?] .


It is impossible to restore the ancient display only from the quick description of Parisi Presicce. However, the good photograph allows to suspect a large monumental dedication, either made of several blocks or later re-cut. The verb ἀνέθηκε/αν might remain subaudible, but at least a personal name as subject would have stood in the hidden (or lost?) part. The date proposed here seems a plausible guess.

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