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C.43. Acclamation for Hesychios

Description: Μoulded base, (w: 0.83 x h: 0.488 x d: 0.477); :On a pedestal, 2 feet 9 inches by 1 foot 7.5 inches, ornamented with enriched mouldings".
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Elegant lunate forms

Date: Fourth to early fifth century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: "found between the temple of Venus and the building marked 'Palace' on the Plan, but which is probably an Augusteum"; between the Temple of Aphrodite and the House of Jason Magnus; recorded in 1861.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1861).


[Εὐτυ]χῶϲ Ἡϲυχίῳ τῷ κτίϲτῃ



English translation

Translation by: Editors

With good fortune, for Hesychios the founder


Presumably to be associated with the Hesychii of C.65, C.74, C.749, C.66, C.73, q.v., and the lettering as drawn shows no features that conflict with a date in the fourth or early fifth century: see C.66. If that is correct, the inscription, if not a stray from the House of Hesychios (on which see C.66), must indicate that Hesychios constructed some other building in the neighbourhood.

Bibliography: Smith-Porcher, 1864, 17 p. 114, and pl. 82, whence Reynolds, 1960, 287, note 1.b, whence SEG 18.751, PHI 324453.
Text constituted from: Transcription from published drawing (Reynolds)


None available (2020).