IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.273. Honours for an emperor

Description: Inscribed block of limestone.
Text: No description
Letters: No description

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Recorded in 1861 in the Temple of Apollo.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1861).


[.. ? ..]Σ̣[.. ? ..ἀρχ-
ιερεῖ μ]εγίσ[τωι]
[δημαρχ]ικῆς ἐξ̣ο̣[υ-]
σ̣[ία]ς τὸ γ´ ὑπ[ά]τ̣[ωι]
5τὸ γ´ πατρὶ πατρί-
δος ἡ Κυραναίω[ν]
πόλις ἀφιερώσα[ν-]
τος Α(ὔλου) ((dash)) Μινικίου
Ῥούφου ἀνθυπάτου


[.. ? ..].[.. ? ...........]ΕΓΙΣ[...]


2: . . . ]επισ[ . . . Smith-Porcher, 1864

English translation

Translation by: Editors

For - . . . ] high [priest (i.e. pontifex maximus)], holding tribunician power for the third time, consul for the third time, father of the country: the city of the Cyrenaeans (scil. dedicated the statue); the consecration was performed by A(ulus) Minicius Rufus, the proconsul.


Line 6: If the inscription is correctly read, the emperor must be either Gaius, from the first of January to his death on 15th March 40, Claudius, from the first of January to 31 December 43, or Vespasian from the first of January to 31 December 71.

Lines 9-10: Minicius Rufus PIR2, M 0626. See also the milestone M.199 referring to the proconsulate of Lucius Minicius Rufus, apparently dated to 77/78. This suggests either that Smith and Porcher made more errors in the transcription of figures here, or that an earlier Minicius Rufus, perhaps with praenomen A(ulus), also held the proconsulate.

Bibliography: Smith-Porcher, 1864, 15, p.113 and plate 82 (drawing), whence IGRR, I.1036
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Reynolds)


None available (2020).