IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.676. Fragmentary ?imperial ?honours

Description: Fragment of a marble panel (w: 0.15 x h: 0.08 x d: 0.02)
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Probably second century CE: 0.05, heavily rubricated, apparently by a maodern hand with a red pencil.

Date: Probably second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: found before 1941; findspot unrecorded.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, 1977


[---] σωτ[ηρ---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(A reference to safety, or a saviour)


Probably from an imperial dedication for the safety of an emperor - ὑπὲρ] σωτ[ηρίας ...] or for an emperor as saviour [...]σωτ[ήρ...]; but a dedication to a god as σωτήρ is also possible.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: C.675, C.684, C.676, C.690; behind these, from left, IGCyr 019700, and IGCyr 123800