IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.205. Fragmentary imperial titulature

Description: Fragments from limestone architrave blocks from a Doric entablature: a: broken in two w: 1.22 x h: 0.35 x d: 0.51); traces of guttae on the upper edge of the face. b: (w: 1.46 x h: 0.34 x d: 0.48) the top of the block trimmed away.
Text: Inscribed on one face; distance from top of the block, 0.08-0.30.
Letters: Second-third century: 0.195.

Date: ?198 - 211 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: In the Valley street. Photographed in 1937.
Original location: The architrave of the portico flanking the Valley street.
Last recorded location: Now standing on the retaining wall, about half way between the Sanctuary and the Antonine Arch, (for which see C.213).


[--- Ἀραβικ]ῶν Ἀ[διαβηνικῶν ---]
[---] ὑπάτ[ων? ---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(a): . . . ] victors in ?Arabia, victors in A[diabene . . . (a): . . . ] consul[s? . . .


a and b certainly belong to the same monumental inscription, which ran along the architrave of the portico flanking the Valley Street. a probably gives part of the titles of a pair of emperors; and, within the limits indicated by the letter forms, the most likely pair are Septimius Severus and Caracalla, between 198 and 211 - Ἀραβι]κῶν Ἀ[διαβηνικῶν. b might also come from their titles - ὑπάτ[ων - or from that of the dedicating proconsul, [ἀνθ]υπάτ[ου].

Bibliography: Mentioned, Goodchild, 1971, 135
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1937 May 12, Department of Antiquities, F 3151)