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C.271. Honours for Gn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus

Description: Rectangular marble base, with a socket on top for a statue (w: 0.75 x h: 0.265 x d: 0.675); the upper left corner has been broken away.
Text: Inscribed on one face from which a previous inscription has probably been erased.
Letters: First century BCE 0.025.

Date: First century BCE

Findspot: Cyrene: Found in 1861 in the Temple of Apollo.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: London: British Museum, registration number 1861,1127.43.


[Γ]ναῖον Κορνήλιον Λέντολον
Ποπλίω υἱὸν Μαρκελλῖνον πρεσ-
βευτὰν ἀντιστράταγον τὸν
πάτρωνα καὶ σωτῆρα Κυραναῖοι



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus, son of Publius, legatus pro praetore: the Cyrenaeans (i.e. honoured him as their) patron and saviour


Lanciani was aware of the publication by Smith and Porcher when he published his own transcription of 'il seguente quasi ignoto marmo'.

The text is identical to C.280; the same man appears also in C.280, C.688 and perhaps C.132

Marcellinus was Pompey's legate in 67 BCE (see DPRR Corn2082); see Reynolds, art. cit.

Bibliography: Transcribed in letters by Smith, to Newton, to Lord Herbert, and to Panizzi, Thorn, 2007, 66, 72, and 93; published Smith-Porcher, 1864, 1. p. 109, and pl. 77; from his own copy, made in the Museum, Lanciani, 1874, 110-1, and from these Rossberg, 1876, 23, IGRR, I.1040, SGDI, 4853; republished IBM, 1054, whence Sylloge, 3.750; republished, Reynolds, 1962, 1, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.560. For the associated portrait head (BM catalogue 1861.7-25.11) see BMCatSc, 1383, Huskinson, 1975, 63
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).