IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.395. Building inscription for a portico

Description: Four limestone architrave blocks with moulding above and centrally, from an Ionic entablature. Three are complete; the second survives only at the right end (each originally w: 1.76 x h: 0.50 x d: 0.36).
Text: Inscribed on the two fasciae. The inscribed surface is completely lost on block 4.
Letters: Second century CE; 0.07; traces of rubrication paint.

Date: 138-161 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: west of the Grotto of the Priests, fallen onto the road from the Fountain Terrace to the Theatre; found in 1934.
Original location: Stepped Portico.
Last recorded location: Standing to the north west of the Temple of Apollo (2008).


[ὑ]π̣ὲρ τᾶ̣ς Αὐ̣το̣κ[ρ]ά̣τ̣ορ̣ο̣[ς] | [Καίσαρος] Τίτω Αἰλίω Ἁ[δρ] | ιανῶ Ἀντωνείνωι Σεβαστῶι̣ Ε̣[ὐσεβοῦς αἰωνίας διαμονᾶς?]
[c. 7]Ι[c. 5]ΟΣ[c. 14] ἱαρ̣ε[ιτε]ύ̣ων̣ ἐκ̣ τᾶ̣ν̣ τῶ Ἀ[πόλλωνος προσόδων κατεσκεύασεν]


[.].ΕΡΤ.ΣΑ.Τ.Κ[.]..Ο..[.] | [........]ΤΙΤΩΑΙΛΙΩΑ[..] | ΙΑΝΩΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΩΙΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ..[......................]


2: αὐτοκατορος: the first Α written over Ι, the second written over ΟΣ


Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

For the [?eternal permanence] of Emperor [Caesar] Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus P[ius . . . so-and so] acting as priest, [? built] from the [income] of A[pollo]


No comment (2020).

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Overview, with Block 1, as discovered (1934, August 24, Department of Antiquities, F.2551)

   Fig. 2. All blocks assembled (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Block 1, face (Joyce Reynolds, I.72.ii)

   Fig. 4. Block 1 (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 5. Block 2, face (Joyce Reynolds, I.72.i)

   Fig. 6. Block 2, face (Joyce Reynolds, I.72)

   Fig. 7. Block 2 (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 8. Block 3, left end (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 9. Block 3, right end (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 10. Block 4 (2008, H.Walda)