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C.264. Fragmentary 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.263
Text: Inscribed on the face to the left of C.262; broken away at the right side and at the lower left.
Letters: Second century: line 1, 0.025; lines 2, 3, 0.03; line 4, 0.02; lunate sigma, cursive omega, L for ἔτους; bar above figures and the praenomina in lines 2-3.

Date: 148-149 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).


(ἔτουϲ) ροθ´ ((stop)) τοῦ καὶ ια´ ((stop)) Ἀντων̣[είνου]
( vac. 2) Καίϲαροϲ ((stop)) Τι(βερίου) ((stop)) Κλαυδί[ου c. 7]
[c. 2 υ]ἱὸϲ ((stop)) Τι(βέριοϲ) ((stop)) Κλαύδιοϲ ((stop)) Ἀπ̣[c. 5 ἱερεὺϲ]
( vac. 8) Ἀπόλλων[οϲ ( vac. 1)?]
( vac. 2 lines)


    ΚΑΙϹΑΡΟϹ ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙ[..·······]
[··.]ΙΟϹ ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟϹ Α.[·····......]


1: Θ Pacifico transcribed Ο; καὶ ιαʹ Pacifico transcribed KAHΛ
2: αροϲ Pacifico transcribed ΛΡΟϹ
3: ΑΠ Pacifico transcribed Τ

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 179, also 11 of Antoninus Caesar: Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Ap[- . . . ], son of Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) [ . . . [priest] of Apollo.


L.2 179 of the Actian era and the 11th year of Antoninus Pius = CE 148-9.

Bibliography: Recorded in 1819 by Fr. Pacifico da Monte Cassiano and passed to Pietro Negri, Sardinian consul in Tripoli, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5145 b, from which IGRR, I.1031 b; see also Vitali, 1932, 70; SECir, 1961-1962, 2c and fig. 3 (from T.XI 1)..
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, H. 20)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds I.69)

   Fig. 3. Face (2008, H.Walda)