IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

A.14. Fragmentary imperial titulature

Description: Block of sandstone (w: 1.25 x h: 0.47 x d: 0.53).
Text: Inscribed on one face whose surface is badly damaged.
Letters: Second-third century CE, 0.08.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Apollonia: photographed in 1930. Unrecorded but probably the East Church, the only area being excavated at the time of recording.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Outside the Cyrene Sculpture Museum.


[---]ν Μ̣(άρκου) Αὐρηλίου Ἀν̣[τωνείνου ---]



English translation

Translation by: Joyce M. Reynolds

. . . ] of Marc- Aureli- Antonin- [ . . .


Line 1: Either a single emperor, τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶ]ν or plural emperors, Αὐτοκρατόρων Καισάρω]ν; if the former the emperor is probably Marcus Aurelius or Caracalla, if the latter, the choice lies between Aurelius and Verus, Aurelius and Commodus and Caracalla and Geta.

Line 2: Possibly τ[ὸ τ]εμενος το[ῦ . . . the traces are not compatible with δεδειγμένος.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1976, 19, whence SEG 27.1134.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (C. Dobias-Lalou, 2004: MFA diapo 04.302)