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C.226. Building inscription for the Strategeion

Description: Limestone base, moulded below, constructed from triglyphs of the archaic Temple of Apollo, (w: 1.16 x h: 0.97 x d: 0.71).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Augustan-first century CE; line 1, 0.095; line 2, 0.08; lines3, 4, 0.065; dot for stop.

Date: CE 4-14

Findspot: Cyrene: in the Strategeion, against the South wall; found in 1929.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot (2008)


( vac. 1)Ti(berio) ((stop)) Caesari Augusti f̣(ilio)
( vac. 2)co(n)s(uli) imp(eratori) ((stop)) trib(unicia) ((stop)) pot(estate) ((stop))
( vac. 3)Sufenas ((stop)) Proculus
( vac. 5) f(aciendum) ((stop)) c(urauit)( vac. 5)


          F C          

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

For Tiberius, son of Augustus, consul, acclaimed imperator, with tribunician Power; Sufenas Proculus oversaw the work.


For an identical text see C.225 and discussion there.

For the portrait statue which was wrongly associated with the inscription by Polacco, and others, see Goodchild in Rosenbaum loc.cit. and Stucchi, Archeologia Classica XII (1960) 71f.

Bibliography: Pernier, 1935, 40-41; Gismondi, 1951, 12; Polacco, 1955 pl. IV, No. 2; Rosenbaum, 1960, no. 17, pl. XV; mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 197.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E.4458)

   Fig. 2. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Monument (2008, H.Walda)