IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.356. 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 a layer of blackened clay (creta nerastra), in an field w: 0.60 x h: 0.60.

Date: CE 285

Findspot: Cyrene: Fountain of Apollo, 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.


(ἔτους) α´ Διο{ιο}κλη-
τιανοῦ [καὶ Μαξι]μι-
[αν]οῦ [ἐπὶ ἱερέως?]
Λυ[σανίου ---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

In the first year of Diocletian and Maximian, in the priesthood of Ly[sanias


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

line 4: The priest's name is restored from C.354.

Bibliography: First mentioned in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916. Oliverio, 1927a, 31, p.226, with a photograph, pl.XXXVI, fig.11, whence SEG 9.270, PHI 324119.
Text constituted from: From previous publications and photographs (Reynolds).


None available (2020).