IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.53. Acclamation

Description: The greater part of a moulded marble base, recomposed from four pieces (together, w: 0.62 x h: 0.33 x d: 0.34), with texts on three faces. Front face, C.51, C.52 and C.53; left face, C.54; reverse face, C.55 and C.56.
Text: Front face: graffito, written upside down to C.51 and C.52, on the moulding.
Letters: c: 0.03-0.035.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: House of Jason Magnus, precise findspot unrecorded, apparently to the East; found before 1941.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


[ε]ὐτυχῶϲ Βενούϲτῳ τῷ ἀρχιερ<ε>ῖ (sic)



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

With good fortune for Benoustos the high-priest


The title probably indicates the high priest of the provincial koinon.

Bibliography: Unpublished; mentioned, with no text, Luni, 1976 p.278, note 156bis on 9bis
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds I.87.4)

   Fig. 2. Face (Joyce Reynolds I.87.5)

   Fig. 3. Detail (Joyce Reynolds I.87.6)

   Fig. 4. Monument (Department of Antiquities)

   Fig. 5. Monument (Department of Antiquities)