Dedication or private honors


Trismegistos ID: 738834

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 334.


Part of a rectangular white marble block or panel, broken off at left and right and perhaps also at back, coloured in red in modern times (0.08; 0.10;0.04).


Inscribed on the face in three lines.


0.023 carefully and deeply cut without serifs; alpha with low bar, dotted theta, slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



Perhaps fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1976 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1976 and again in 1977 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Not previously published.


[---] ος [---] άτω [ἀνέ]θηκ[ε]


1 [---] ος : (or) [---]  [---] ος

2 [---] άτω : (or) [---]  [---] άτω

3 [ἀνέ]θηκ[ε] : (or) [Ἀπόλλωνι ἀνέ]θηκ[ε]

French translation

 [---] os fils de  [---] atos a consacré.

(ou) (La statue d')[Untel fils de]  [---]  a été consacrée par [Untel] fils de  [---] atos [à Apollon].

English translation

 [---] os son of  [---] atos dedicated.

(or) (The statue of)[So-and-so son of]  [---]  was dedicated by [So-and-so] son of  [---] atos [to Apollo].

Italian translation

 [---] os figlio di  [---] atos ha dedicato.

(o) (La statua )[del tale figlio di]  [---]  è stata dedicata dal [tale] figlio di  [---] atos [ad Apollo].


Although the right edge is missing, there seems to be space after the letters legible at the end of ll. 1 and 2, so that the stone may have originally ended after the missing epsilon of line 3. If so, as the ending ος may be either a nominative or a genitive, depending of the inflexion type, two possibilities remain: either a men's name at line 1 and his father's name at line 2, giving the minimal formula 'So-and-so son of So-and-so dedicated'. Alternatively, we would have at line 1 a name at the accusative with the related father's name and at line 2 another name at the nominative followed by his father's name and at l. 3 the name of the deity, presumably Apollo; it would be the dedication of an image of the first mentioned by the second mentioned.

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