Trismegistos ID: 738749

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 105 (fragm. a) + 216 (fragm. b).


Two non adjacent fragments of a white marble circular basin, (fragment a: 0.10; -;0.105; fragment b, broken off below : 0.095; -;0.037).


Inscribed on the rim (high 0.04), on three lines and at least three columns.


0.01; no serifs, lightly cut, beta with two large loops, dotted theta, smaller omicron, rho with small loop, slightly slantering sigma, calice-shaped upsilon.

Place of Origin



Probably third century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1979 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C.Dobias-Lalou in 1979 in Shahat , Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Not previously published.


fragment a
column i
[---]  Καρνήδα [---] ις Εὐκλάρω [---]  [Ἀ]γάθιος
fragment b
column ii
[---]  [---] [ίπ]πω [---]  [---] στω [------]  
column iii
· Βαῖο[ς ---]  5Ἀρχ [---]  [------]  


French translation

fragment a

Col. I [Untel] fils de Karnèdas,  [---] is fils d'Euklaros, [Untel] fils d'Agathis.

fragment b

Col.II [Untel] fils de  [---] ippos, [Untel] fils de  [---] stos, [Untel fils d'Untel].

Col. III Baios fils d'[Untel], Arkh [---]  fils d'[Untel], [Untel fils d'Untel].

English translation

fragment a

Col. I [So-and-so] son of Karnedas,  [---] is son of Euklaros, [So-and-so] son of Agathis.

fragment b

Col. II [So-and-so] son of  [---] ippos, [So-and-so] son of  [---] stos, [So-and-so son of So-and-so].

Col. III Baios son of [So-and-so], Arch [---]  son of [So-and-so], [So-and-so son of So-and-so].

Italian translation

fragment a

Col. I [Il tale] figlio di Karnedas,  [---] is figlio di Euklaros, [il tale] figlio di Agathis.

fragment b

Col. II [Il tale] figlio di  [---] ippos, [il tale] figlio di  [---] stos, [il tale figlio del tale].

Col. III Baios figlio del [tale], Arch [---]  figlio del [tale], [il tale figlio del tale].


This basin is probably a dedication by at least 9 different persons. The layout should be similar with that of some monumental inscriptions such as IGCyr022400, but we cannot know the respective placement of fragments a) and b) on the whole rim, nor can we decide whether part of the inscription, mentioning the dedication proper, was written in larger letters on one line only.

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