Trismegistos ID: 738775

Source Description


Rock-cut tomb with at least 7 loculi (or possibly two adjacent tombs), (dimensions unknown).


Inscribed above the door of loculus 6 from the left, on the lintel, beginning to the left of the door opening.


Height unknown; slanting sigma, horseshoe shaped omega.

Place of Origin



Presumably third of first half of second century B.C. (context)


Copied and photographed by J. Cassels in 1954 at Cyrene : North Necropolis , tomb N295.

Last recorded Location

Seen by J.C. Thorn before 2001 in situ.

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from mention and photograph (CDL).


Thorn-Thorn, 2009 , p. 103. Cf. Cassels, 1955 , p. 29.




French translation

(Tombe) de Kléôn.

English translation

(Tomb) of Kleon.

Italian translation

(Tomba) di Kleon.


Cassels in his 1955 publication only mentioned the presence of inscriptions. From his archive, the Thorns were able to recover a copy and a large scale photograph, which does not help much. They also were able to check the layout and reading of this inscription and of two others from the same tomb (see IGCyr122500 and IGCyr122700).

Names of deceased persons are usually inscribed at the nominative on the tombs. In this case it is possible that Kleon is a father's name whereas the own name of the dead would be lost (like at IGCyr122500). However Thorn does not mention any loss, so we follow his diplomatic transcription. IGCyr122700 from the same tomb seems to have also only a genitive.

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