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C.553. Fragmentary honours

Description: Base of white marble, perhaps Thasian, with a rectangular trough hollowed out on the underside; there is a hole for an attachment on the top linked to the edge by a channel for pouring in metal. (w: 0.45 x h: 0.205 x d: 0.40).
Text: Inscribed on one face, which is chipped on all edges and badly damaged below.
Letters: Third century CE; line 1, 0.04, line 2, 0.037, line 3, 0.03, line 4, 0.025. Varying forms, lunate sigma, omega. In lines 1 and 2 letters are broad, and largely well spaced; in lines 3 and 4 they are narrow and more closely packed.

Date: Probably third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: North Necropolis: near Tomb N.1; recorded in 1974.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, inv. no. 3469 (Inv. no. 3469)


[Φ]λά̣βιον Ἀντωνι-
[ν?]ιανὸν υἷα Κασιανοῦ
[Ἀν]δ̣ρ̣οκλίης Ἐφέσου φῶτα κρα-
[τησιμά?]χον ἐπίκλητον τε οἰ[κήτην?]
5 ------




3-4: Supplements by Dobias-Lalou
3: [κὲ] Ἱαροκλίης Mohamed-Reynolds, 1997
4: Perhaps οἰ[κήτορα] (CD-L)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Flavius Antoninianos son of Kasianos: A man of Ephesos, founded by Androklos, a strong fighter and an invited resident (i.e. of Cyrene)


The text has metrical elements.

The same man in C.599, Antonianos, also called Moros (the fool), an Ephesian.

Line 3: The reference to Androklos as founder is typical at Ephesos, particularly in verse inscriptions, e.g IEph 2064 (whence PHI 249786)

Bibliography: Mohamed-Reynolds, 1997, 4, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1999.623, SEG 47.2199, AE 1997.1573,
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).