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C.256. Building dedication for a column

Description: Limestone column drum in damaged condition; w: 0.32 x h: 0.36.
Text: Inscribed on the shaft.
Letters: Second-third century; 0.06; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega. Rather better cut than C.253, C.254, C.255.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Found in 1925 in the Temple of Apollo: north-western angle of the peristasis.
Original location: Temple of Apollo, peristasis, eleventh column on the south-west side.
Last recorded location: Replaced in position.


Δ(έκμοϲ) Καϲ[κέλλιοϲ]
τὸν κεί̣[ονα]
ἐκ τῶν [ἰδίων]



2: Ἀριϲτ[οτεληϲ
3: κε[ίονα

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Dekmos Kas[kellios] Aristo[teles] (scil. gave) the column from [his own resources].


Kaskellios Aristoteles: for two men of this name, both associated with the restoration of the Temple, see C.250, lines 2f.

Bibliography: Mentioned Pernier, 1935, 139;; published SECir, 1961-1962, 44 , p.246, fig 41 (from T. XI 21).
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (C. Dobias-Lalou, 2001: MFA photosLibye 242)