IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.411. Fragmentary ?acclamation

Description: Fragment from a panel or stele, probably of marble.
Text: Inscribed just above the lower edge on a badly worn surface.
Letters: Perhaps first to second century.

Date: Perhaps first to second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Sanctuary of Apollo; photographed in 1925/6 as from the Sanctuary.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Sanctuary of Apollo (1925/6).


[---] ὑγίαινε Δ̣ΥΟ̣[---]



One of the last three letters, which are perhaps the beginning of a personal name, Δ might be Λ or even Α and Ο might be Σ.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Be well [ . . .


Ὑγίαινε = Χαῖρε, vale, occurs on tombstones, cf. e.g. IGLS III, 946 (at PHI 243028. If this is a tombstone, its presence in the sanctuary needs explanation, unless it is of much later date than the letter-forms suggest, i.e. after the Sanctuary fell into disuse; it could perhaps have been re-used in one of the many reconstructions of the Sanctuary buildings

Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (detail from Department of Antiquities, F.432)

   Fig. 2. From left: C.411, C.399, C.403.c, IGCyr096660 (Department of Antiquities, F.432)