IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.127. Fragmentary building inscription

Description: Two adjoining fragments from ? the upper part of a limestone block, dimensions (together): w: 0.57 x h: 0.26 x d: 0.36.
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: Perhaps second century CE; 0.03.

Date: Perhaps second century

Findspot: Cyrene: Agora; photographed in 1928.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


ἱα[ρ]ε̣ι̣τ( vac. )εύω[ν]
[ἐκ] τ̣ᾶν τῶ Ἀπ[ό-]
[λλω]ν̣ο̣[ς] προσό[δων]


ΙΑ[.]..Τ      ΕΥΩ[.]


1: Oliverio read these letters with more certainty

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] acting as priest, from the funds of Apollo.


The text records construction undertaken by the chief priest of Apollo; but it is unusual and surprising to find Apollo's money spent outside the sanctuary, and there must be some doubt about the provenance.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 34 and fig. 32 (from T. XI 58).
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, D.129)