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C.669. Fragmentary imperial honours

Description: Fragment of a limestone base (w: 0.40 x h: 0.23 x d: 0.24).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Augustan - first century CE: 0.05.

Date: Augustan - first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: photographed in 1936; findspot unrecorded.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


[---] Σ̣εβα̣σ̣τ [---]
[--- φ]ύ̣σει ΔΕ̣ [---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] August[- . . . ] natural child [of ? . . .


Probably a dedication to Augustus, a member of his family, or possibly to the Θεοὶ Σεβαστοί, see C.767.

The dedicator was an adoptee, perhaps to be identified with Pausanias, adopted son of Philiskos, natural son of Euphanes, priest of Apollo in CE 2/3, see GVCyr 27, line 1, or to another member of this family; see commentary on C.41.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).