IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.327. Dedication of an altar

Description: Limestone altar, moulded above and below (w: 0.54 x h: 1.10 x d: 0.40); one of a set of 6 altars, C.323, C.324, C.325, C.326, C.327, C.328.
Text: Inscribed on one face. a is on the upper moulding, b on the face below.
Letters: Probably second century, 0.08; lunate epsilon and sigma. Oliverio recorded rubrication.

Date: Probably second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Fountain Terrace: Found probably in 1931, collected together, the inscriptions were turned face inwards, near the rock face, beside the Byzantine lime kilns.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[.]Α̣[.]Ι̣ ((leaf))



a: SECir, 1961-1962
b: Συναφε[ῖ] SECir, 1961-1962

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] connected.


All the altars in this set that can be legible contain unusual elements. There is a discussion by Pugliese-Carratelli (1963).

a: Perhaps Ἀφροδείτα as in C.323; we have found no parallel epithet for any goddess. Pugliese-Carratelli suggested perhaps [Π]α[ν]ί, noting that [Ζ]α[ν]ί is excluded because the form Ζηνί is constant at Cyrene.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 156.5, fig 119 (drawing only), whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.570; Catani, 2007, 5, whence SEG 57.2022, Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 2008.604.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. C.328, C.327 and C.323 (Reynolds VIII.12)