IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.452. Fragmentary dedication

Description: Lower left-hand corner of coarse-grained white marble panel (w: 0.125 x h: 0.10 x d: 0.03); stained brown, chipped along all edges
Text: Ιnscribed on an encrusted face which shows signs both of burning and of root-marks.
Letters: Perhaps Augustan - first century CE: lines 1-3, 0.02; line 4, 0.015. Rho has a square bowl, the circle of omega is set rather high above the two base-lines.

Date: Augustan to first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, found in 1973 during excavations: area E12/13,C,2. .
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, Storeroom of the American excavations (Inv. no. 73.99)


ΡΟΝ ( vac. 1) ΚΑ[---]
Τίτω ( vac. 2) Τ[---]
ΤΑΣ υἱὸν [---]
( vac. 3) ἀνέ[θηκε]


ΡΟΝ  ΚΑ[---]
ΤΙΤΩ    Τ[---]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

So-and-so, [(scil. son?)] of Titus dedicated (scil. a statue of) his son [ . . .


It seems probable that a parent, whose name suggests that he was probably a Roman citizen, set up a statue of his son.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 2012, A.25, whence SEG 62.1795.13.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Left side (Donald White)