IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

A.15. Fragmentary dedication

Description: Block of sandstone from an Ionic entablature (w: 1.57 x h: 0.47 x d: 0.57).
Text: Inscribed on the two fasciae whose surfaces are badly damaged.
Letters: Second century; 0.08.

Date: Second century 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.


[--- σὺν τῷ κ]όσμῳ π̣ερ[ὶ c. 7 τ]ῇ πατ[ρίδι ἔδωκε ---]
[--- ἀ]φιερώσαντο̣[ς ---]



English translation

Translation by:

. . . gave] to his/her country [the . . . with] the decoration ?around [ . . . with . . . ] dedicating [ . . .


Line 1: supply αὐτοῦ or αὐτῆς, referring to the main element dedicated.

Line 2: The name of an official, probably the proconsul, stood here. The surface, where it survives, suggests that his name was erased.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1976, 20, whence SEG 27.1148.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds); photographs.


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E.1394)

   Fig. 2. Face (C. Dobias-Lalou, 2004: MFA diapo 04.308)