IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.19. Fragmentary building? inscription

Description: Limestone block broken at either end (w: 1.50 x h: 0.46 x d: 0.72), with a triangular feature (?gable) cut out in relief on the underside.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.20-0.38.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Cyrene, Basilica: Found before 1941, re-used in the apse.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Near the Basilica (2008)


[--- p]ro ( vac. 1) co(n)s(ul)[---]


[---.]RO  COS[---]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . p]roconsul [ . . .


The block was perhaps brought into the Basilica during the Hadrianic reconstruction (see C.21) and probably served as a pediment over one of the niches in the apse. There is no clue as to its original position.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1958, V.a, p. 162f; Gasperini, 1971, B.7.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 2. View from the side (BSR 49. XXVIIII. 2)

   Fig. 3. View from the side (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 4. Lower surface (BSR 49. XXVIIII. 3)