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C.110. Honours for Antoninus Pius

Description: Two fragments of a marble panel (w: 0.33 x h: 0.44 x d: 0.15 and w: 0.49 x h: 0.44 x d: 0.15).
Text: Inscribed on one face of the panel.
Letters: Line 1, 0.06; lines 2-6, 0.045-0.05.

Date: 138-161 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: fragment a: unknown; fragment b recorded in the Augusteum in 1861.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


[Αὐτοκράτορα Καί]σαρα ((stop)) Τίτ[ον Αἴ]λιον ((stop)) Ἁδριανὸν ((leaf))
[Ἀντωνεῖνον Σεβα]σ̣τὸν Εὐσ[εβῆ] υἱὸν ((stop)) θεῶ ((leaf)) ( vac. 3)
[Τραιανῶ Ἁδριανῶ] θεῶ Τραια̣[νῶ] υἱωνὸν ((stop)) θεῶ ((leaf))
[Νέρβα ἔκγονον τροφέ?]α ((stop)) καὶ σωτ[ῆρα κ]αὶ ((stop)) εὐεργέταν ((leaf))
5 [ἁ? πόλις? ἁ? Κυρανάων?] ἐπὶ ((stop)) Κ(οίντου) ((stop)) Ἰο[υλίου] Ποτείτου ((leaf)) ( vac. 3)
[τοῦ κρατίστου ἀνθυπά]του ((leaf)) ( vac. 3)


[..............]ΣΑΡΑ ΤΙΤ[....]ΛΙΟΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΝ
[..............].ΤΟΝΕΥΣ[...]ΥΙΟΝ ΘΕΩ       
[..............]ΘΕΩΤΡΑΙ.[..]ΥΙΩΝΟΝ ΘΕΩ
[..... ............]Α ΚΑΙΣΩΤ[....]ΑΙ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΑΝ
5[.......][........]ΕΠΙ Κ ΙΟ[.....]ΠΟΤΕΙΤΟΥ       


3: [Τραιανῶ Ἁδριανῶ] : [Ἁδριανῶ υἱωνὸν], P-C SECir, 1961-1962
4: [Νέρβα ἔκγονον τροφέ?]α : [Νέρουα, πατέρ]α P-C SECir, 1961-1962
5: [ἁ? πόλις? ἁ? Κυρανάων?] : [τῆς οἰκουμένης] SECir, 1961-1962

English translation

Translation by: Editors

[Emperor Cae]sar Titus Aelius Hadrianus [Antoninus] Augustus, son of deified [Trajan Hadrian], grandson of deified Trajan, [great-grandson] of deified [Nerva, sustainer?] and saviour and benefactor: [the city of the Cyrenaeans (scil. honoured him)] when Quintus Julius Poteitus was the proconsul.


For the proconsul see PIR2 I 0484a

Line 4: for the restoration see the fragmentary C.674, also for Antoninus.

Bibliography: Right side: Smith-Porcher, 1864, 23, p.115 and pl. 83, whence Rossberg, 1876, 25, note 1, SGDI, 4852 (second fragment only); IGRR, I.1039; Both sides: SECir, 1961-1962, 56 and fig. 52 (from T. XI.71), SECir, 1961-1962, 56bis and fig. 53 (from T. XI 72), and combined by Pugliese Carratelli, whence AE 1974.679, listed Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.562
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (C. Dobias-Lalou, 1979: MFA 79/IX/30)