IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.661. Fragmentary dedication for a ?statue

Description: More than thirty fragments of a large marble panel made up of adjoining sections.
Text: Inscribed on one face. Sufficient adjoining pieces survive to prove that there were four lines of text, and that the panel was at least 8.66m wide.
Letters: Second century

Date: 176-180 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Findspot unrecorded. Found before 1941.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


ὑπ[ὲρ] τᾶ[ς] Αὐ[τοκρατόρων Μ(άρκω) Αὐρηλίω Ἀντων]εί[νω κ]αὶ Λ(ουκίω) Αὐρηλί[ω Κομμό]δω Σεβ[α]στῶν νείκας κ[αὶ διαμο]νᾶ[ς]
Τ[ι](βέριος) [Κλ]αύδιος Ἰά[σω]ν Μ[άγνος ἱερεὺς ἐπώνυμος] τῶ κ[τί]σ[τ]α [Ἀπολ]λωνος τὸν ναὸν ἐκ θεμε[λί]ων [κα]ὶ τ[ὸ ἄ]γα[λμα? Κυρ?]άν[ας]
τ[ᾶς] ματρο[π]όλ[εος σ]ὺν [π]άν[τι αὐτῶ] κόσμο[ι τᾶι] γλυκυτάται πα[τρ]ίδι ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων κα[τεσκε]ύασ[εν ἀφιερώσαντος---]ΑΕ[---]
[c. 6]ανῶ τῶ κρα[τίσ]τω ἀ[νθυπάτ]ω μετ[ὰ c. 5]ω Καπ[ί]τωνος Οὐηρανιανῶ Ο[c. 12 κ]αὶ πρε[σβευτοῦ c. 16]ΠΩ[---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

For the victory and permanence of the Em[perors Marcus Aurelius Antoninus] and Lucius Aurelius Commodus, [Augusti]: Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Ia[son] M[agnos eponymous priest] of Apollo the Founder, constructed the temple from the foundations and the statue of Cyrene, the metropolis, with all its adornment, from his own funds, for his dearest fatherland. [the consecration was made by -]anos the most excellent proconsul with [. . -]us Capito Veranianus [ . . . ] and legate [ . . .


We propose this restoration based largely on C.306, which is certainly very closely related. The more dubious points in it are: a) the dedicator's cognomina. We have taken him to be the Ti. Claudius Jason Magnus of no. C.306 and allocated to the appropriate positions fragments containing groups of letters that might be part of this name. b) the identification of the statue as one of Cyrene. This depends on the fact that the last word in line 2 must be from Κυράνα since the ματρόπολις follows at the beginning of line 3, and on the assuption that very few letters are missing at the ends of the lines.

Line 3: restored from the title of Jason Magnus in C.306, line 2 , where see commentary; for Apollo the Founder see on C.152.

The Roman offocials are not identified, but see C.306, line 4.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Overview (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 2. Fragments, including b, o (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Fragments, including g, h, y (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 4. Fragments, including i, y, j (Reynolds VIII.6)

   Fig. 5. Fragments, including y, i, j (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 6. Fragments, including x, f (Reynolds VIII.2)

   Fig. 7. Fragments, including x, f (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 8. Fragments, including l (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 9. Fragments, including l (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 10. Fragment l (Reynolds VIII.4)

   Fig. 11. Fragments, including o (Reynolds VIII.7)

   Fig. 12. Fragments u, t, v (Reynolds VIII.3)

   Fig. 13. Fragment t (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 14. Fragment u (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 15. Fragments (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 16. Fragments, including j, x, ?, d (Department of Antiquities, F.1828)

   Fig. 17. Fragments, including z (2008, H.Walda)