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C.270. Dedication of a statue

Description: Reverse face of a marble base with sockets for the feet of a statue on top (w: 0.71 x h: 0.38 x d: 0.68); inscribed on 2 opposite faces with C.269 and C.270
Text: Inscribed on one face, upside down to C.269; between lines 2 and 3 there is a row of indents across the face.
Letters: Second century CE; varying 0.028-0.035.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: First recorded in 1847, without findspot, and again in 1850 in the Temple of Apollo
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος Ἀρ̣ι̣σ̣τ̣ο̣μ̣έ̣-
νης Μάγνος ὁ καὶ
( vac. )
Περικλῆς ἱαρειτεύων
ἐκ τᾶν {ταν} τῶ Ἀπόλλω-
5( vac. 1) νος προσόδων ( vac. 3)




1: The end of the line was already damaged when it was reported by de Bourville; Letronne proposed Ἀτιλίω or Ἀτιδίω υἱ[ὸς

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Aristomenes Magnos, also called Perikles, serving as priest, (scil. dedicated this) from the income of Apollo.


The same man dedicated a statue of Apollo in the Temple of Artemis, C.290.

line 5: Smith and Porcher, followed by Vitali, suggested ἔκταν τᾶν τῶ Ἀπόλλωνος προσόδων; but this formula is without parallels at Cyrene where it seems to have been the custom to dedicate a tenth, rather than a sixth, to Apollo.

Bibliography: Letronne-Bourville, 1848, I, and Vattier de Bourville, 1850, 584; from these and from a copy made in 1819 by Fr. Pacifico da Monte Cassiano and passed to Pietro Negri, the Sardinian consul in Tripoli, CIG, Vol.III 5137, and addenda, p. 1240; Smith-Porcher, 1864, 26, p. 116, and pl.84, whence SGDI, 4845; SECir, 1961-1962, 25b p. 237-238, fig 24, (from T.XI 68)
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).