IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.282. Fragmentary from a building inscription

Description: Recomposed Limestone block, with moulding above from a Doric entablature (w: 1.70 x h: 0.70 x d: 0.23)
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Perhaps first century CE; 0.12.

Date: Perhaps first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Shrine of Leto: found in 1925 "in the small Shrine between the Temple of Apollo and of Artemis".
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Standing in front of the shrine (2008).


E ( vac. 6) S


E            S

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Not usefully translatable)


For the building, see Pernier, loc.cit.

Pernier associated the block with the shrine, regarding it as rather more than half of the architrave of the façade. The association is likely but not certain; and the block is not a true architrave block. It stood against another surface and may well have been used in the wall above the door of the cella; in that case it was the central one of three, the two flanking blocks being shorter. In the circumstances it is impossible to propose any reconstruction of the text; Pernier's e s(enatus) [c(onsulto) is not convincing.

Bibliography: Pernier, 1927, 150, fig. 14, p.143; see also Oliverio, 1931, 53, and Oliverio, 1940, 46.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds VI.89)

   Fig. 2. Monument and context (1961, Joyce Reynolds II.88)

   Fig. 3. Face (2008, H.Walda)