IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.8. Fragmentary ?honours

Description: Fragment from the left side of a block.
Text: Inscribed on the exposed face.
Letters: Perhaps third century.

Date: Perhaps third century.

Findspot: Cyrene: Caesareum: Found in 1935, a little to the South .
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Ịmp̣[erator]- Ḷ[---]
( vac. 3) fili Ṃ[---]
( vac. 3) Aug[ust---]




1: Only the bases of the letters survive. For I and P any letter based on an upright stroke could be substituted; for the L it would be possible to read E.
2: Only part of the final letter survives; it could be A.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Emperor [ . . . ] son [ . . . ] Augustus [ . . . ]


Any interpretation must be purely conjectural. The text may have honoured a son of a reigning emperor, who was himself an Augustus and, if so, Caracalla would best fit the surviving traces; it could then be reconstructed on the following lines: [Pro salute et incolumitae Imp(eratoris) Cae(saris)] / Imp(eratoris) L(uci) [Septimi Seueri Pii Pertinacis Aug(usti)] / fili M(arci) [Aureli Antonini Pii Felicis] / Aug[usti . . ..

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (September 2 1935; Department of Antiquities, F. 2757)