List of names


Trismegistos ID: 738837

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 360.


Part of a white marble stele, pasted from two adjacent fragments bearing IGCyr128900 on the face to the right; this face is broken off above and below and there is also an oblique break through the face (overall dimensions not recorded).


Inscribed on the face (0.18; 0.19;) by different hands.


Hand 1 0.015 with serifs; smaller theta, xi with central bar, pi with protruding upper bar, slanting sigma.


Hand 2 0.02 with smaller serifs; narrow alpha and pi, phi with flattened loop.


Hand 3 0.015 with small serifs; non-slanting and broad sigma.

Place of Origin



Perhaps end of second or beginning of first century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1976 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

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

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Not previously published.


- - - - - - (hand 1) [Ἱ]πποσθέν[ης] Πραξιτέλ[ευς] (hand 2) Καρνήδ[ας] Παραιβ̣[άτ]α 5Φίλων Ἀν̣[δρ]ονίκ̣[ου] (hand 3)  [c. 5 - 7]σι[..]   [c. 4 - 6]σι [- max.3 -]  - - - - - -


French translation

 [---]  Hipposthénès fils de Praxitélès, Karnèdas fils de Paraibatas, Philôn fils d'Andronikos,  [---]   [---] ,  [---] .

English translation

 [---]  Hipposthenes son of Praxiteles, Karnedas son of Paraibatas, Philon son of Andronikos,  [---]   [---] ,  [---] .

Italian translation

 [---]  Hipposthenes figlio di Praxiteles, Karnedas figlio di Paraibatas, Philon figlio di Andronikos,  [---]   [---] ,  [---] .


Both this inscription and IGCyr128900, cut on two faces of the same stone, are lists of names. However it should be noticed that a large span of time seems to separate them. Moreover, this face was never smoothened as well as the other one. So it should be better to cautiously consider the present inscription as a re-use.

The fact that it is written by different hands might be a serious clue for a list of priests. Given the brevity of the vestige we leave the question open.

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