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C.125. Dedication of an image of Augustus

Description: Broken marble statue base (w: 0.90 x h: 0.36 x d: 0.80).
Text: Inscribed on one face (surviving, w: 0.38 x h: 0.13); there are holes on the top for the feet of a statue.
Letters: First century BCE - Augustan: 0.03.

Date: 8 BCE

Findspot: Cyrene: Agora; probably found in 1916.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Standing in the Agora Square near C.145, C.126.


[Αὐτοκράτορα Καίσαρα θ]εῶ υἱὸν τετρακ̣[αι-]
[δεκάκις Αὐτ]οκράτορα ( vac. 1)
[Ἑρμῖ ( vac. 1)?] Ἡ̣ρακλῖ ( vac. 1)



English translation

Translation by: Editors

[Emperor Caesar], son of a divinity, for the fourt[eenth time (i.e. acclaimed)] Imperator, [so-and-so (i.e. dedicated his statue)] to Hermes and Herakles [ . . ..


Augustus in 8 BCE For Tiberius' victory over the Sygambri see Dio LV.6 (at Perseus). Since the acclamation appears to be the only title given the monument was perhaps erected to celebrate the victory.

The dedicators to these gods are likely to have been ephebes.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (Joyce Reynolds, II.54.1)

   Fig. 2. View (Joyce Reynolds, II.54.1)

   Fig. 3. View (Joyce Reynolds, II.54.2)

   Fig. 4. View in context (Joyce Reynolds, II.54.2)