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C.290. Dedication of a statue of Apollo

Description: Moulded limestone base consisting of three blockss (w: 0.68 x h: 1.80 x d: 0.68).
Text: Inscribed below the moulding on the topmost block, on one face whose surface is corroded and broken at its junction with the second one, on which traces of line 5 can be made out.
Letters: Perhaps first century CE: average 0.03. ὁ in line 2 very small.

Date: Perhaps first century A.D

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Artemis: Found in 1925 in the Pronaos, supporting a statue of Apollo.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Τ(ιβέριος) Κλαύδι[ο]ς Ἀριστο-
μένης Μάγνος ὁ καὶ
Περικλῆς ἱαρειτε̣ύ̣-
ων ἐκ̣ [πρ]οσό̣δ̣[ων τῶ]
5[Ἀ]π̣[όλλωνος] ( vac. 3)




1: Oliverio read all letters
4-5: Oliverio read: -ων ἐκ̣ τ̣ᾶ̣[ν προ]σόδων / τ[ῶ Ἀπολλωνος]; P-C, from the photograph, read: -ων ἐκ̣ τ̣ᾶ̣[ν τῶ] Ἀ̣π̣[όλλω]/ν̣ο̣[ς προσόδων]

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Aristomenes Magnos Klaudios (i.e. Magnus), also called Perikles, serving as priest, (scil. dedicated this) from the income of [Apollo].


The same man dedicated a statue in the Temple of Apollo, C.270. The praenomen is there abbreviated to Τι.

Bibliography: Mentioned, Oliverio, 1927 158; with the statue in place, fig. 12; published SECir, 1961-1962, 26 p. 239, fig.2 (from T.XI 51)
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, F. 471)

   Fig. 2. Face (Department of Antiquities, F. 471)