IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.432. Dedication to Hermes and Herakles

Description: Lower part of a marble base, moulded below, broken in three pieces, (w: 1.03 x h: 0.47 x d: 0.285),and inscribed apparently on 3 occasions: firstly (perhaps) with this dedication; then with the list C.431; then overcut with graffiti, C.433.
Text: A formal text inscribed on the moulding below C.431
Letters: First century BCE - Augustan: 0.03.

Date: First century BCE - Augustan

Findspot: Cyrene: about 150m from the City wall, south west of the Agora on the road to Beida (so Oliverio, notes); found in 1915.
Original location: Given the findspot it is no doubt presumably a stray from the Gymnasium beside the Caesareum.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


Τίμαρχος ( vac. 1) Ζευξιμάχω
Ἑρμαι ( vac. 7) Ἡρακλεῖ


ΕΡΜΑΙ              ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙ

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Timarchos (scil. son) of Zeuximachos, to Hermes and Herakles

Arabic translation

Translation by: Muna Abdelhamed

تيمارخوس (بن) زيفكسيماخوس، (إهداء) لهرمس و هيراكليس


This text may have accompanied the list C.431, or preceded it.

Bibliography: Pugliese-Carratelli, 1961, 6, p. 19, whence SEG 20.740, PHI 324496, Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1962.363, p. 218; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983, 6. Discussed, Gasperini, 1985, 174
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face, showing C.431, C.432 and C.433 (Department of Antiquities, E 294)