IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.224. Dedication for a statue of one of the Dioscuri

Description: Left side of a marble stele plinth carrying remains of a statue of one of the Dioscuri.
Text: Inscribed just below the upper edge of the front face which is semi-dressed (w: 0.39 x h: 0.10 x d: 0.39).
Letters: Second-third century: 0.008; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma.

Date: Second to third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Byzantine Baths; found in 1928
Original location: Perhaps Shrine of the Dioscuri
Last recorded location: Standing beside the Main (Valley) Street near the Baths of Trajan.


Μ(ᾶρκοϲ) Ἰούλιοϲ Κοκκειανὸϲ Π[ειθαγόραϲ Πλάτων ---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

M(arkos) Ioulios Kokkeianos (i.e. M(arcus) Julius Cocceianus) P[eithagoras Platon ?gave this


See on C.217.

Bibliography: Oliverio, 1930, 32, p.211-12, Fig 70a and b, whence SEG 9.122, PHI 323976; Traversari, 1959, 183, and Paribeni, 1959, 387 and pl. 172., whence mentioned SEG 17.806.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E.1164)