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C.97. Dedication of a statue of Aphrodite by nomophylakes

Description: Fragment of a marble panel.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Augustan - first century CE

Date: Augustan, or first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: in the Hall of the Nomophylakeion: first recorded in 1919.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[--- Δι]ο̣νυσίω
[---]ος Σωπάτρω̣
[Ἰά]σων Λυσανί[α]
Δ̣ημῆτρις Κλεάρχ[ω]
5Κ̣ράτης Τελεσί̣[α]
τὰν Ἀφροδε̣[ίταν]
( vac. 2)ἀνέθηκ[αν]



1: [--Διο]νυσί[ω Ghislanzoni, 1925
2: Σωπάτρ[ω Ghislanzoni, 1925 ; . . .]έων seg
4: Δ]ημήτρις Ghislanzoni, 1925
5: Κ]ράτης Τελέσ[τα] Ghislanzoni, 1925
6: Ἀφροδ[είταν Ghislanzoni, 1925

English translation

Translation by: Editors

------ (scil. son) of Dionysios, [---] (scil. son) of Sopatros, Jason (scil. son) of Lysanias, Demetris (scil. son) of Klearchos, Krates (scil. son) of Telesias, set up the (scil. image of) Aphrodite.

Italian translation

Translation source: Vitali, 1932

I nomofylaci... di Dionysio,... di Sopatro lason di Lysania. Demetris di Clearcho, Crates di Telesta, posero una statua di Afrodite


One of a series of lists recording nomophylakes: C.93, C.94, C.96, C.95, C.97, GVCyr 26, all describing a series of dedications, and another list, C.98; cf also C.99; see further on C.93.

Line 6: For the dedication to Aphrodite see on C.95.

Bibliography: Ghislanzoni, 1925, 422 and fig 10; SEG 9.134, PHI 323987. See also Vitali, 1932, 11; Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1959.325.
Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: C.132, C.97 and IGCyr 12700; below, C.134,fragment b. (Department of Antiquities, F31-378)

   Fig. 2. Face (Department of Antiquities, F31-378)

   Fig. 3. Face