IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.121. Honours for an emperor

Description: Marble block with dowel holes on top and at either end; w: 1.03 x h: 0.30 x d: 0.50. First inscribed with IGCyr 100000; re-used in the Roman period.
Text: Inscribed at the left end of the face within a sunk panel of which only the right end survives: w: 0.27 x h: 0.19. The inscription must have started on an adjacent block.
Letters: First century CE; 0.03

Date: First cent CE

Findspot: Cyrene: in front of the North Stoa; probably found in 1919. Unknown.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot, beside the base or altar to which it had probably belonged (2008)


[---δημαρχικῆς] ἐξουσίας τὸ
[---Αὐτοκράτορ]α τὸ ἕβδομον
[ ( vac. (?)) οἱ Κυραν]αῖοι ( vac. 1)



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ?tribunician power for the [?th time . . acclaimed Imperator] for the seventh time [ . . . ] The Cyrenaeans (scil. honoured)


There is not enough evidence for identification. Emperors of the first century who received a seventh salutation are Tiberius in CE 14, Claudius between 43 and 45, Nero in 60, Vespasian in 71, Domitian in 84.

For the earlier text, see on IGCyr 99900; see also C.120. Stucchi believes that this block stood above the panelling of the altar.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 155
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1961, Joyce Reynolds, IV.73)

   Fig. 2. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. View, right end (2008, H.Walda)