Name, probably dedication


Trismegistos ID: 738886

Source Description


A double rock-cut altar with two shallow compartments (approximate dimensions estimated from photograph 0.905; 0.13;0.15); immediately to the left of IGCyr134000.


Inscribed on the front below the compartments on the whole width.


0.09; slanting sigma, middle-sized omicron.

Place of Origin



Perhaps second half of fifth or beginning of fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 2012 by the Mission of Urbino at Cyrene : in the lower part of Wadi el Aish .

Last recorded Location

First studied in 2012 by E. Rosamilia in situ.

Text constituted from

Transcription from editor.


Gasparini-Rosamilia, 2016 , n. 7 (fig. 22).




1 Gasparini-Rosamilia, 2016  Ἀριστίππọ̄ : Gasparini-Rosamilia, 2016  Ἀρίστιππο̣[ς]

French translation

(Autel) d'Aristippos.

English translation

(Altar) of Aristippos.

Italian translation

(Altare) di Aristippos.


In this area there are some altars inscribed with a personal name, which should be that of the worshipper (IGCyr134400), like in the near Southern pivate sacred zone East and Southern private sacred zone West. There are also altars bearing divine names, such as IGCyr134000, which is just next to this one.

E. Rosamilia did not exclude the loss of one letter at the end, which would provide the nominative of the name. However he preferred to edit a complete name, thus at the genitive with an archaic spelling of long ο with omicron. This seems to be preferable because one supplementary letter would exceed the exact dimensions of the altar. If so, the inscription is one of the most ancient ones of the whole series of inscribed altars of the area.

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