IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.263. Fragment from a list of priests of Apollo

Description: Damaged marble block with holes on the top for the attachment of a further block (w: 0.825 x h: 0.37 x d: 0.69). Inscribed on three faces, the fourth left rough; on the others C.262, C.264
Text: Inscribed on the face to the right of C.262; there is a shallow cut-away (w: 0.10 x h: 0.33) at the upper left corner.
Letters: First-second century: line 1, 0.03; line 2, 0.04; lines 3,4, 0.035; L for ἔτους; bar above the praenomen in line 2.

Date: 100-101 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Apollo; first recorded in 1819.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot: standing in the Pronaos, beside the entrance of the cella, to the left (2008)


( vac. 1) ἱερεὺς τελεσφόρος
( vac. 1 line)
(ἔτους) ρλα´ ((stop)) Τι(βέριος) ((stop)) Κλαυδίου Φειδίμο̣[υ]
υἱὸς Ἴστρος ((stop)) ἱερεὺς Ἀπόλλ[ω-]
( vac. 8) νος ( vac. 8)
( vac. 2 lines)



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] priest, conducting initiation; Year 131: Ti(berios) (i.e. Ti(berius)) Istros son of Klaudios (i.e. Claudius) Pheidimos, priest of Apollo. [ . . .


Line 1: the title, here and in a small fragment, C.652, is presumably a variant of the τελεσφορήσας of IGCyr016100, IGCyr016200, or the τελεσφορέων of IGCyr016400; for τελεσφορία at Cyrene, see Callimachus, Hymn to Apollo 77f. (at Perseus), of the festival of Apollo Karneis.

Line 3: 131 of the Actian era = CE 100-101.

Bibliography: Recorded in 1819 by Fr. Pacifico da Monte Cassiano and passed to Pietro Negri, Sardinian consul in Tripoli, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5145 a, from which IGRR, I.1031 a; see also Vitali, 1932, 70; SECir, 1961-1962, 2.b and fig. 2 (from T.XI 1, XIII 10v)..
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, H. 18)

   Fig. 2. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. C.262 and C.263 (2008, H.Walda)