IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.449. Fragmentary honours

Description: . Upper part of a badly damaged base or altar of white limestone (w: 0.12 x h: 0.55 x d: 0.115). Crudely moulded above, with nine circular features on top and an unidentified sculptural relief on each side
Text: Ιinscribed on the badly broken face.
Letters: Letters, perhaps first century BCE, showing some cursive influence: 0.005; lunate epsilon and possibly W for omega; poorly designed and aligned.

Date: Probably first century BCE

Findspot: Cyrene: Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, found in 1974, in excavations.
Original location: Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, Storeroom of the American excavations (Inv. no. 74.963)


[---]Ζ ( vac. 1) Ρ̣[.. ? ..]
[--- τ]ᾶι Δ[άματρι?]
κ̣[αί Κόραι ἀνέθ]ηκε [.. ? ..]
Κ̣[.. ? ..]ΝΑΙΚΟ[.. ? ..]


[---]Ζ  .[.. ? ..]
.[...........]ΗΚΕ[.. ? ..]
.[.. ? ..]ΝΑΙΚΟ[.. ? ..]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] to D[emeter] and Kore dedicated ? for his wife [ . . .


L.4 probably contained the word γυναῖκος, in which case this is doubtless a dedication of his wife’s statue by a husband, perhaps after her death, cf C.450.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 2012, A.22, whence SEG 62.1795.10.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).