IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.289. Column dedication

Description: Lower part of a limestone column, moulded below (h: 0.94 x diam.: 0.41).
Text: Inscribed on the drum, c. 0.51 above the moulding, between guidelines.
Letters: Second-third century; 0.025 -0.03; square sigma, cursive omega, guidelines.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Artemis: found in 1861.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Temple of Artemis, standing in the basement of the pronaos.


( vac. ) Διὸϲ ( vac. )
Ϲωτῆροϲ ΙΙ[---]



2: ϹWΤΗΡΟϹΩ Smith-Porcher, 1864; σωτῆρος SECir, 1961-1962

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Of Zeus, Saviour [ . . . ]


Line 2: Smith and Porcher print a standard Ω at the end of this second line, which is clearly wrong; such traces of the letters as survive might be consistent with a cursive omega.

Bibliography: Smith-Porcher, 1864, 11, p.113s and pl. 80, whence Vitali, 1932, 269; SECir, 1961-1962, 77 p.261 (from T.XI 53), whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.562
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).