IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.361. Dated record

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 clay, w: 0.80 x h: 0.035.
Letters: 0.025-0.03, lunate sigma, epsilon; superscript bar above numeral.

Date: CE 284/5

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


ἔτους α´ Δι̣οκλητιανοῦ
ἐπὶ ἱερέοϲ Λοιϲανίου νέου̣
ΘΩ [.]Ν̣Ο̣ [εἰ]ϲ̣ῆ̣λ̣θ̣[εν εἰϲ .] τὰϲ
νύμ̣φαϲ [c. 12]
5ἱερεὺϲ [Ἰού]λιοϲ Ἀποϲ[c. 5]
[..]ανοϲ Μου[ϲαῖ]ο[ϲ c. 9]
[c. 8]Ο̣Ϲ[c. 12]-
θωνοϲ [---]



2: ἱερέως Oliverio, 1927a; νέον Oliverio, 1927a
3: Θω.νο ἰσηλθ[εν εἰς] Oliverio, 1927a ; Oliverio prints a further sigma, not shown in his drawing. Oliverio, 1927a
9: Oliverio prints this line, which is not in his drawing, and may simply be an annotation; it was not included in SEG. Oliverio, 1927a

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, 1927a

Nel primo anno dell'imperatore Diocleziano. Essendo sacerdote Lysanias neos (Thon?) - entrò dalle nimfe il sacerdote Giulio . . .

English translation

Translation by: Editors

In the first year of Diocletian, in the priesthood of Lysanias ?junior [ . . . ] entered to the Nymphs [ . . . ] priest Julius Apos[- . . .


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

Year 1 of Diocletian = 284/5 CE

Bibliography: First mentioned in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916. Oliverio, 1927a, 36, p.228, with a drawing, p.229, tav. V, 19, whence Boehringer, 1929 399 (a mention), SEG 9.275, PHI 324124.
Text constituted from: From previous publications and drawings(Reynolds).


None available (2020).