IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.313. Names

Description: Rock-cut pillar, inscribed on two faces, with C.312 on the inner face, C.313 on the east face
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: Line 1, 0.05; line 2, 0.07; line 3, 0.055; line 4 (in a different hand) 0.055-0.01; bar above Π in line 1. In line 2 Ρ cut over Π, a small Δ cut above Η, its right leg continuing the upper slanting of Σ.

Date: Probably third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: east pier flanking the entrance to the so-called Cave of the Priests. Found in 1934.
Original location: Cave of the Priests.
Last recorded location: Cave of the Priests.


( vac. 3) Π(όπλιος) ( vac. 3)
( vac. 2) Δ Γ Φ ( vac. 2)
( vac. 1 line)


    Δ Γ Φ    

1: The superscript bar should mean that this was the praenomen of a Roman citizen.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

P(oplios) (i.e. P(ublius)) ?Kanares. Philarades.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Gordon, 1976, 213-4, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1977.591, SEG 26.1828, PHI 324723
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Text (Joyce Reynolds, I 19.)