IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.311. Acclamation

Description: Upper part of a limestone column drum (h: 0.80 x diam.: 0.45).
Text: Inscribed on a surface which is very badly worn.
Letters: Probably third-fourth century; line 1, 0.055; lines 2-5, 0.04; cursive alpha, lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega.

Date: Third-fourth century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Stepped Portico; found in 1934
Original location: Perhaps Stepped Portico
Last recorded location: Standing in a late house beside the Stepped Portico. .


θ̣ῷ Ἀντω-
ν̣ίῳ Ἀνχιϲ-
τ̣ράτω τῶ
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[ - - - - - - - - - - ]

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

For good fortune, for Antonios (i.e. Antonius) (scil. son) of Anchistratos the [ . . .


The column would fit the column basis of the Stepped Portico.

Oliverio, loc.cit., mentions a small temple, as far as we can judge in the immediate neighbourhood of this house, on whose door jamb were graffiti recording miraculous rains. We have not been able to find this text and have wondered whether in fact this colonnette, which may have yielded fuller text when it was first discovered, could be what he meant.

Bibliography: Perhaps mentioned, Oliverio, 1940, 407.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, I.95)

   Fig. 2. Face (Joyce Reynolds, I.95)