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C.105. Fragmentary text

Description: Fragment of an inscribed limestone column drum.
Text: The surface seems to us to survive to the left and to show no preceding letters.
Letters: Probably first century CE; 0.085-0.10, irregular in size and alignment.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Augusteum; found probably in 1916.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Used in the reconstruction of one of the columns in the façade of the Augusteum (which may not be its original position).





English translation

Translation by: Editors

(Not usefully translatable.)


A graffito is possible, but the irregularities are paralleled in some of the inscriptions on the columns of the second century Temple of Apollo in the Sanctuary, C.253 and following, to C.258.

Gasperini suggested a possible reading of sex[v]|ir [Aug(ustalis), but this is difficult to accept, given the surviving of the surface at the left.

The text was perhaps a name of which there survives the praenomen and the initial of the nomen or cognomen.

Bibliography: Gasperini, 1965, 214f, and pl. XXVI. 7 also figure facing p. 212 (drawing), whence AE 1968.542, whence EDH 015578; Gasperini, 1967a 31 and fig. 214
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).