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C.272. Honours for Livia Augusta

Description: Marble base, damaged at both upper corners and at the lower left corner (w: 0.73 x h: 0.23 x d: 0.52). There are sockets on top for a statue.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First century CE: lines 1,2, 0.055; line 3, 0.045; stops between words.

Date: CE 14-29

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Apollo; first recorded in 1850.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Temple of Artemis: now standing beside the north-west corner.


Iuliae ((stop)) Augustae
( vac. 1) Cyrenenses ( vac. 2)
P(ublio) ((stop)) Octauio ((stop)) pro ( vac. 1) co(n)s(ule)



English translation

Translation by: Editors

For Julia Augusta, the Cyreneans (scil. set this up), when Publius Octavius was proconsul.


Line 1: Livia, from CE 14 to her death in CE 29.

Line 3: Publius Octavius: see PIR2, O, 0019

Bibliography: Letronne-Bourville, 1848, IV, and Vattier de Bourville, 1850, 584, whence CIG, Vol.III Addenda, 5136b, p. 1240, CIL, III.8a, IGRR, I.1033; SECir, 1961-1962, 53 and fig. 49 (from T. II 53, XI 47).
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1925-26, Department of Antiquities, F. 430)