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C.748. Boundary marker

Description: Brown limestone stele, broken below and chipped along all edges (w: 0.66 x h: 0.98 x d: 0.32)
Text: Inscribed on one face which is damaged, particularly in the centre. The vacant spaces shown in lines 14 - 15 mark holes in the stone avoided by the mason
Letters: First century CE; average 0.04

Date: 54-55 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: found probably in 1935. Findspot unrecorded
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


[Νέρω]ν Κλαύδιος [θε]οῦ
(sic) Κ̣λαυδίου ὑὸς Γερμανι̣-
(sic) κου Καίσαρος ( vac. 1) ὑωνὸς
Τι(βερίου) Καίσαρος ( vac. 1) Σεβαστο̣[ῦ]
5 [κ]αὶ θεοῦ Σεβαστοῦ
ἔκγονος Καῖσαρ
Σεβαστὸ̣ς Γερμαν[ι-]
κὸς ἀρχι̣[ερε]ὺ̣ς μέ-
γιστο[ς δημαρχ]ικῆ[ς]
10 ἐξουσ̣[ί]α̣[ς Αὐτο]κ̣ρ̣[ά-]
τωρ ( vac. 1) ὕπα[τος] ( vac. 1)
διὰ ( vac. 1) Λ(ουκίου) ( vac. 1) Ἀκιλίο̣[υ]
Στράβων ( vac. 1) ος τοῦ ἰδίο[υ]
π̣ρε( vac. 1)σβευτοῦ ὅρου[ς]
15 κατ( vac. 1)εχομένους ὑπὸ̣
ἰ[δ]ιωτῶν Δήμῳ Ῥωμαί-
ω̣ν̣ [ἀπο]κ̣α̣τ̣[έ]σ̣τ̣ησεν


ΤΩΡ  ΥΠΑ[...]  

2: Kλαυδιου Γερμανι SECir, 1961-1962
3: Σεβαστοῦ
10: ἐξουσίας
12: Ἀχιλίου

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Nero Claudius son of deified Claudius, grandson of Germanicus Caesar, great grandson of Ti(berius) Caesar Augustus, and great-great grandson of deified Augustus, Caesar Augustus Germanicus, high priest (i.e. pontifex maximus), holding tribunician power, Emperor, consul, by (scil. the action of) Lucius Acilius Strabo his personal envoy, restored to the Roman People the boundaries (i.e. of the estates) which had been occupied by private persons.


For Acilius Strabo see PIR2 A 0082, and addenda; he was active in Cyrenaica under Claudius and Nero: A.25, A.50, A.68, C.434, C.748, M.125, M.141, M.143, M.153, M.172, M.238, M.251, M.275, and perhaps M.68; for his appointment see on M.141.

LGPN refers to this text, lgpn:V1-65637, but to no others in the series

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 190, with fig.139, from the photograph, whence AE 1974.677
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1937-09-30, Department of Antiquities, E.2829)