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C.280. Honours for Gn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus

Description: Marble panel broken in three pieces (w: 1.53 x h: 0.295 x d: 0.11)
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First century BCE: 0.025.

Date: First century BCE

Findspot: Cyrene: near the Temple of Apollo, to the west; found in 1927.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Γναῖον Κορνήλιον Λέντολον
Ποπλίω υἱὸν Μαρκελλῖνον πρεσ-
βυτὰν ( vac. 2) 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


The text is identical to C.271; the same man appears in C.688 and perhaps C.132.

For the man, see DPRR Corn2082; see discussion in Reynolds, art.cit.

Bibliography: Oliverio, 1929, 14, pp.141-2 and fig. 39, whence AE 1929.11, Boehringer, 1929 416, Roussel, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1930.216, SEG 9.56; Republished, Reynolds, 1962, 2, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.560, SEG 20.730, PHI 324490, cf. Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1966.499
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E. 948)