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C.242. Dedication of a water basin

Description: Marble basin, broken. A pair with C.243.
Text: Re-used, and inscribed on one of the inner vertical faces (w: 0.99 x h: 0.145).
Letters: Second century; 0.06

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Baths of Trajan, in the central room of the Frigidarium, in 1926
Original location: Greek propylaea, part of the fountain forming the lower (Northern) side; reused in the Baths of Trajan.
Last recorded location: Restored in the Greek propylaea


Τι(βέριος) Κλ(αύδιος) Ἰάσων Μάγνος ἱε-
ρώμενος ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Ti(berios) Kl(audios) (i.e. Ti(berius) Cl(audius)) Jason Magnos, while he was priest, (scil. dedicated this) from his own funds.


A pair with C.243.

Jason Magnus also appears in C.405, and C.306, lines 1, 2, the latter dated between 176 and 180; cf also probably in C.421, C.661, line 2.

Bibliography: Oliverio, 1928, 18, pp.335-6, fig. 24, whence SEG 9.161, PHI 324012; see also Oliverio, 1931, 34 and Oliverio, 1940, 409; Romanelli, 1943, 124, 2.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (C. Dobias-Lalou, 1983: MFA diapo A000020)