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C.468. Fragmentary funerary inscription

Description: Lower left-hand corner of fine-grained white marble base or panel (w: 0.115 x h: 0.180 x d: 0.032). Stained brown, chipped along all edges.
Text: Inscribed on encrusted face.
Letters: Lines 1,3, 0.025; line 2, 0.03; line 4, 0.02; stop for abbreviation.

Date: Probably second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: area C13, 1, in a posthole.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, Storeroom of the American excavations (Inv. no. 77-1224)


Γ(άϊος) Ι[---]
καὶ̣ [---]
( vac. 1) ἥρω[---]


Γ Ι[---]

English translation

Translation source: Reynolds, 2012

C(aius) I... ? and (scil. dedicated a statue of?)... ? Crispus... hero


It is not clear whether what survives of the text named one person or two; if one, then a man/boy is named in line 1, the name perhaps continuing in lines2-3, and in line 4 he is described as a hero; if two, the first name, beginning in line 1 probably named as a hero the man or boy described by the second (whose beginning we cannot assess, but ΚΡΙΣΠ[- . . ., probably Crispus, is likely to be his cognomen).

For heroization in the Sanctuary cf. C.466.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 2012, A.40, whence SEG 62.1795.21.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Donald White)

   Fig. 2. Face (Donald White)