IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.352. Fragmentary imperial date

Description: Rock-cut channel, with multiple informal inscriptions, C.336 to C.392; some are traced in the mud that coats the walls of the channel, others have been modelled by attaching strips of clay or mud to the rock.
Text: Graffito on an area of smoothed mud (w: 0.60 x h: 0.40).
Letters: Mixrure of miscule and majuscule, carefully drawn; 0.023 - 0.032.

Date: CE 285

Findspot: Cyrene: Fountain of Apollo, in rock-cut channel behind the fountain; first described in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916.
Original location: Fountain of Apollo.
Last recorded location: Fountain of Apollo. no longer accessible.


ἔτου[ϲ] α̣´ Διοκ̣[λητιανοῦ]
καὶ Μαξιμιαν[οῦ]
[Και]ϲάρω̣ν [c. 4]
[ἐ]ν τῷ νυμφαίῳ



English translation

Translation by: Editors

In the first year of Diocletian and Maximian Caesars, in the Nymphaeum [ . . .


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

Line 3: CE 285 the first year of the joint reign of Diocletian and Maximian, also the date of C.354, C.356: they also appear in C.353.

Bibliography: First mentioned in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916. Oliverio, 1927a, 27, p.224, with a drawing, p.227 tav.IV, fig.14, whence Boehringer, 1929 399, SEG 9.266, PHI 324115.
Text constituted from: From previous publications, drawings and photographs (Reynolds).


None available (2020).