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Dedication to Apollo

EpiDoc XML: IGCyr0953002
Trismegistos ID: 738462

Source description

Support: Right upper part of a small marble base broken off at left and below, formerly supporting an ex-voto (w: 0.30 × h: 0.11 × d: 0.29).

Layout: Inscribed on front face.

Letters: 0.25; slight serifs, small omicron, non-slanting sigma.

Date: End of second or beginning of first century BC (lettering, prosopography).

Findspot: Found before 1935 at Cyrene: exact findspot unrecorded.

Place of origin: Findspot.

Last recorded location: Seems to be lost since 1960 at the latest.

Text constituted from: Transcription from previous editor (CDL).


Oliverio , XI.10, whence SECir, 32; IGCyr 095300 .

Cf. Rosamilia 2023, p. 106



[---] [φ]ά̣νευς
[ἱαριτεύ]ων Ἀπόλλωνι




1: [---φ]ά̣νευς: [---]ε̣ώνευς SECir

French translation

(scil. Un tel fils de) [---]phanès a consacré (scil. ce monument) à Apollon pendant sa prêtrise.

English translation

(scil. So-and-so son of) [---]phanes dedicated (scil. this monument) to Apollo while being priest.

Italian translation

(scil. Un tale figlio di) [---]phanes ha dedicato (scil. questo monumento) ad Apollo quando era sacerdote.


The stone is known only from a photograph and transcription in Oliverio's papers; judging from the photograph, the remains of epsilon and omega at l. 1 were so little that an alpha is also possible for the latter, while the former is invisible.

There seems to exist no name ending in -εώνης or -ώνης, whereas a compound in -φάνης is quite common and more plausible, among which Ἀντιφάνης and Ἀριστοφάνης are known in Cyrenaica.

Oliverio's assertion that the block originally supported an ex-voto is probably related to some vestige of attachment on the upper face, which it is no longer possible to check.

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