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A.13. Fragmentary imperial titulature

Description: Fragment from the lower part of a sandstone panel (w: 0.24 x h: 0.21).
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded border.
Letters: Probably first century CE Lines 1,2: 0.042; line 4:n0.035; a stop in the form of a trisceles in line 4.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: Apollonia: photographed in 1929. Unrecorded but probably the East Church, the only area being excavated at the time of recording.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Apollonia Museum.


[---] ( vac. 1) Ap̣[oll---]
[---]ị imp(erator) ( vac. 1)[---]
[---]canius Cẹ[---]


[---]  A.[...---]
[---].IMP  [---]


1: ar Reynolds, 1976

English translation

Translation by: Joyce M. Reynolds

. . . ] ?to Ap[ollo . . . ] emperor (case perhaps dative) (erasure) . . . -]canius Ce[ . . .


Line 1: Probably AP, although the bowl is brought round to meet the upright which is not so with the P in line 2; but since the word looks as if it was placed centrally and is emphasised also by being spaced only half a line above line 2 it is be attractive to restore Ap[ollini] or Ap[olloniatae].

Line 2: Apparently the conclusion of the title of one member of an imperial house to be followed, after a space at least as long as the word which partly survives in line 1, by that of another; a third, erased after damnation, may have stood in line 3, suggesting Vespasian, Titus and Domitian; but this position might alternatively have been occupied by the name of a disgraced proconsul.

Line 4: Presumably the name of the donor or the dedicating official.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1976, 18 and pl. LXIII.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).