IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.301. Dedication to Mars

Description: Lower part of a limestone altar, moulded below. (w: 0.36 x h: 0.59 x d: 0.36) Very like C.300 but with a simpler moulding.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First-second century; 0.06; the upper part of the letters is broken away.

Date: First to second centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Isis; photographed in 1924.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Temple of Isis: standing against the east internal wall beside C.300 (2008).





English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(scil. Altar) of Mars


From a series dedicated to the seven planets and days of the week; see on C.300.

The use of Latin on a monument in the sanctuary of Apollo is most unusual.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 79 and fig. 66 (from T.XI 28).
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. C.300, left and C.301, right

   Fig. 2. C.300, C.301 and C.302 (Department of Antiquities, F.284)

   Fig. 3. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 4. Text (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 5. Monument (2008, H.Walda)