IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.439. Dedication to the nymphs

Description: Mosaic inscription on the bottom of a rock-cut basin (w: 1.5 x h: 1 x d: 1
Text: Mosaic of clear tesserae forming letters inside a tabella ansata of darker terracotta tesserae
Letters: 0.04-0.05; alpha with broken bar and projecting apex, outer strokes of mu and nu tending to curve.

Date: Second or third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: on the west side of Theatre 5.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Theatre 5





English translation

Translation by: Catherine Dobias-Lalou

Belonging to the Nymphs.

French translation

Translation by: Catherine Dobias-Lalou

Propriété des Nymphes.


The inscription should be connected with the purification rites performed in honor of Demeter in the nearby theatre.

Bibliography: DescribedLuni, 2006 p. 2186, fig. 11, whence SEG 56.2031. Published Marengo, 2010app. 146-149, fig. 10, whence SEG 60.1839.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Marengo, Reynolds).


None available (2020).