IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.549. Fragmentary ?dedication

Description: Two fragments of a white marble relief showing two boys; a related fragment (c) shows that one was holding a pigeon for which a dog is jumping. a (to the left): w: 0.12 x h: 0.10 x d: 0.04; b: to the right: w: 0.50 x h: 0.22 x d: 0.13
Text: Inscribed on the face, below the relief.
Letters: 0.016-0.02; perhaps first century CE

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: South Necropolis; ?sanctuary of Ammon between Baggara and the south end of the Wadi el Aish, in a garden.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum (Inv. no. a: 4677)



( vac. 3) τὸς Θευχρ[ήστω ---]




English translation

Translation source: Mohamed-Reynolds-Dobias-Lalou, 2007


English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] the (scil. sons) of Theuchrestos


The new fragment, read by Catherine Dobias-Lalou, gives the beginning of the line, and makes it clear that Theuchrestos is not the donor, (as assumed in 2007) but the father of the boys depicted in the relief.

Bibliography: Mohamed-Reynolds-Dobias-Lalou, 2007, 8, p. 34 and plate 12, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 2008.603, SEG 57.2016
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds, SB.III.127)