IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.725. Fragmentary ?building inscription

Description: Fragment of limestone (w: 0.20 x h: 0.14 x d: 0.13).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Truncated above; 0.10.

Date: First - third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: findspot unrecorded; photographed in 1935,
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


[---]M SỌ[---]


[---]M S.[---]

O might be C or G.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Not usefully translatable)


Given the size of the letters and the use of Latin it seems probable that the stone carried an official inscription. What survives might be from the name of the responsible agent [per ...]m So[...] or the titles of a senator or family, such as so[dalem], a reference to a dedication to Sors or Sol, or even the description of a building - [Templu]m So[rtis] - or a god or goddess - [Junone]m So[spitam].

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face