IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.375. Fragmentary 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 areas of smoothed clay: a, w: 0.60 x h: 0.25; b, a few traces of letters.
Letters: a: 0.03, lunate epsilon, sigma; b: 0.10.

Date: Second to early fourth century CE

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.


Μεϲορ[ὴ .] θ´
ἐπὶ [ἱερέω]ϲ το[ῦ]
[κτίϲτ]ου Ἀ-
------ []ΡΟΥ[---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

On the ?9th of the month Mesore, in the priesthood of Apollo the Founder of [ . . .


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

a, line 1: Mesore 9, or, if a figure is lost, 19.

a, line 3: There is no instance of Ktistes in the formal title of the eponymus priest of Apollo that is dated earlier than CE 176; see C.306. A simpler one, e.g. ἐπ' ἱερέως Ἀπόλλωνος or ἐπ'ιἑρέως is also possible.

Bibliography: First mentioned in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916. a: Oliverio, 1927a, 47, p.234, with a drawing, p.233, tav. VII, 31; b: Oliverio, 1927a, 48, p.234, with a drawing, p.233, tav. VII, 32, whence SEG 9.286, PHI 324135.
Text constituted from: From previous publications, drawings and photographs (Reynolds).


None available (2020).