IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.259. Building dedication from the Temple of Apollo

Description: Limestone block with moulding above from a Doric entablature (w: 1.37 x h: 0.41 x d: 0.52).
Text: Inscribed on the exposed face.
Letters: First century CE; ave. 0.05.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Found in 1925 in the Temple of Apollo. re-used at the base of one of the pilasters of the south internal wall of the Temple of Apollo.
Original location: Findspot (re-used).
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[--- Ἀ]ρ̣ίμμαν Ἀρίμμαντος ἱαριτεύων



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] Arimman (scil. son) of Arimman, serving as priest


Probably placed here when the building was restored after the Jewish Revolt of 115 CE "All'angolo sud-est e lungo il lato meridionale di questa, gli spazi che rimanevano vuoti sopra lo zoccolo primitivo, fra i pilastri di rinforzo posti durante il periodo d'uso del secondo tempio, furono ricolmati, in parte con semplice riempiticcio di terra e sassi, in parte con opera quadrata, piu' rozza di quella usata per i pilastri di rinfornzo del secondo tempio, e anche con pezzi di basamento." (Pernier). In its original position the block was preceded by at least one other, and was presumably part of a base for a dedication

Bibliography: Reported by Oliverio, 1927 156; published Pernier, 1935 103, and fig 96; SECir, 1961-1962, 24 p. 237, fig. 22 (from T. XI 12).
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, F. 468)