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C.150. Fragmentary building inscription

Description: Fragment of limestone, with moulding above, from a Doric entablature (w: 0.93 x h: 0.30 x d: 0.46).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First century CE 0.08-0.195.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Acropolis; found before 1941,
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Lying among débris to the East of the Acropolis gate.


[---] P(ubli) f(ilius) Atticu[---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] Atticus son of P(ublius) [ . . .


Probably from a public building; Atticus may have been a Roman official or a Latin-speaking resident of Cyrene, possibly even Manius Messius Atticus the donor of C.126.

Oliverio, Guida 412 refers to a series of bases, some dedicated to Romans, beside the road between the Agora and the Acropolis gate; this is the only inscription now visible here, and it is certainly not a base.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, I 91)

   Fig. 2. Face and context (Joyce Reynolds)