Private honors


Trismegistos ID: 738828

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 295.


Right part of a white marble block, slightly tapering, broken off at left and below (0.34; 0.23;0.07-0.075); on top, a hole for attachment.


Inscribed, presumably in three columns at ll. 1-2, on the whole width at l. 3.


Ll. 1-2 0.03; l. 3 0.045; very carefully cut, with serifs; non-slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



First half of third century B.C. (lettering, prosopography)


Found before 1977 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Not previously published.


column a
[---]  [---] 
column b
[---]  [---] 
column c
[Σώ]στρατος [Πρ]ατάρχω
[Πράταρχον Ἰά]σ̣ονος


French translation

[Untel fils d'Untel], [Untel fils d'Untel], Sôstratos fils de Pratarkhos (ont consacré la statue de) [Pratarkhos] fils de Iasôn.

English translation

[So-and-so son of So-and-so], [So-and-so son of So-and-so], Sostratos son of Pratarchos (dedicated the statue of) [Pratarchos] son of Iason.

Italian translation

[Il tale figlio del tale], [il tale figlio del tale], Sostratos figlio di Pratarchos (hanno dedicato la statua di) [Pratarchos] figlio di Iason.


In IGCyr065200, col. ii, ll. 4-5, two contributors are mentioned: Pratarkhos son of Iason for 300 drachmas and Sostratos son of Pratarchos for 250 drachmas. They were, as many others, father and son. Given that Pratarchos and Sostratos are two personal names attested in other inscriptions of Cyrene at a rather low rate (unlike the very common Iason) and on behalf of the lettering, we may assume that they are the two persons whose names are preserved here. The usual layout of momuments bearing statues or other images of honoured persons and the relative dimensions of the letters allow us to suppose that three persons (men or women) were mentioned in three columns at ll. 1-2, whereas the name of the honoured (father of the third donator) stood at line 3 at the accusative.

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