IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.236. Honours for ?an emperor

Description: The lower right corner of a marble block (w: 0.175 x h: 0.21 x d: 0.20).
Text: Inscribed on one face; the text must have continued on a lower block.
Letters: Second century: line 1, 0.04; line 2, 0.035, the final O rather smaller.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Hades; photographed in 1928
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot,in debris to the West.


[c. 10 ἁ] πόλις ( vac. 2)
[ἁ Κυραναίων ἁ] ματρό-
[πολις c. 7] ( vac. 1)



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

[[ . . . ]] [the ] city, the metro[polis of the Cyrenaeans].


Above, two lines have been completely erased; they presumably contained the names of an emperor and, in view of the date, perhaps of Commodus.

Line 2: The earliest dateable instance of the title metropolis is in CE 161 (C.119, line 8).

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds I.73)