IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.253. Building dedication for a column

Description: Part of a limestone column drum, the surface in poor condition, and broken away above.
Text: Inscribed on the face. There appears to have been an incised frame with some kind of simple incised decoration at the left side of the text.
Letters: Second-third century: 0.06; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive mu and cursive omega. Rather roughly cut.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Found in 1925 in the Temple of Apollo: in the peristasis on the southern side
Original location: Temple of Apollo, peristasis, third column on the south-east side.
Last recorded location: Replaced in position.


Μ(ᾶρκοϲ) [Κλ(αύδιοϲ)] Κ̣λ̣έ̣αρχοϲ
Μάγνοϲ τὸν
κείονα ἐκ τῶν
[ ( vac. 1)]ἰ̣δ̣ί̣ων ( vac. 3)




1: Μ. Κλ[εαρχος] SECir, 1961-1962

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

M(arkos) [Kl(audios] (i.e. M(arcus) [Cl(audius)]) Klearchos Magnos (i.e. Magnus) (scil. gave) the column from his own resources.


Probably a relation of, perhaps identical with, M. Claudius Klearchos Rufus Magnus, see C.254.

Bibliography: Mentioned, Pernier, 1935 139; published SECir, 1961-1962, 45 p. 247, fig. 42 (from T. XI 21).
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, F. 413)