IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.257. Building dedication for a column

Description: Fragment of a limestone column drum; w: 0.90 x h: 0.232 x d: 0.57.
Text: Inscribed on the shaft.
Letters: Second-third century ; 0.08; lunate sigma, roughly cut.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Found in 1925 to the west of the Temple of Apollo.
Original location: Temple of Apollo, peristasis.
Last recorded location: Temple of Apollo: lying in the passage immediately to the west.


Φίλιππ̣ο̣ϲ̣ Φ̣[ιλί]π̣π̣ο̣υ̣
[υ]ἱὸϲ [.] τ[ὸν κείονα]
Ἀπο̣[λλωνc. 4]




1: Φιλιππικος τὸν κείον[α SECir, 1961-1962
2-3: The stone has deteriorated since discovery; nothing is now visible.
2: Oliverio did not report this line, altough there are traces on the photograph

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

?] Philippos son of Philippos (scil. gave) [the column to] Apollo [?from his own resources].


Pernier refers to . . . ]Φιλίππου υἱός, presumably referring to line 1; the photograph, although not absolutely clear, suggests that Philippos was in the nominative case, followed by his father's name, with υἱός at the beginning of line 2.

Bibliography: Mentioned Pernier, 1935, 140; published SECir, 1961-1962, 48 p.248, fig 45 (from T.XI 19).
Text constituted from: Read from the photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, F 477)