IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.200. Fragmentary imperial honours for a Flavian emperor

Description: Fragment of a marble panel (w: 0.21 x h: 0.22 x d: 0.04).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First-second centuries: line 1 truncated; line 2 0.055; very finely cut.

Date: First to second centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Valley Street, north side; found in 1957 during the excavation near the modern Post Office and Antonine Arch.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


[--- Vesp]ạs[ian ---]
[--- pontif](ic)- ṃax(im)- t[ribunicia potestate ---]



3: superscript bar survives; possibly the right end of a superscript bar, more than the top of a T, from the shape of the serifs.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . Vesp]as[ian . . . ] high priest , holding t[ribunician power . . .


l.2 Vespasian, Titus or Domitian.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Text (Joyce Reynolds, II.76)

   Fig. 2. View (1961, Joyce Reynolds, II.76)