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C.155. Fragmentary building? inscription

Description: Column drum of "Malta stone" (presumably the soft local limestone of Cyrene).
Text: Inscribed on the drum.
Letters: First-second century: 0.04, well cut.

Date: First to second centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Acropolis, 'Apse building', built into the central room, about 4m below the surface; excavated by the Norton Expedition in 1910, and damaged after excavation.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1910)


[---]ius Bassus



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ]ius Bassus


For the excavation see R. Norton, Bulletin of the Archeological Institute of America II (1911) 154f, available at

The beginning of the inscription was still hidden when the photograph was taken. The fine cutting and the use of Latin suggests that this may be the name of a proconsul, although an immigrant resident is not impossible.

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, from De Cou, 13, and photograph, fig 11
Text constituted from: From previous publication (Reynolds).


None available (2020).