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M.178. Fragmentary imperial building inscription

Description: Parts of four limestone blocks (each originally c. h: 0.40 x d: 0.52)
Text: Inscribed on one face
Letters: Fourth century; average 0.18

Date: ?361-363

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Balagrae, re - used in late buildings in the Asklepieion; found in 1957
Original location: Unknown: probabaly the Asklepeieion
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[ὑπὲρ? σωτη] | ρίαϲ̣ [--- Αὐτο] | κρά[τοροϲ] | ((stop)) Κα[ίσαροϲ Ἰου?] | λιάν[ου --- ὁ λα] | μπ[ρότατοϲ ἡγεμ] | ὼν̣ [---]


[........] | ΡΙΑ.[---....] | ΚΡΑ[.....] | ΚΑ[.........] | ΛΙΑΝ[..---...] | ΜΠ[...........] | Ω.[---]


English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

[?For the] safety [of . . . the] Emper[or] Caesar [ . . . Ju]lian [ . . . the] most excellent governor [ . . .


In view of archaeological evidence suggesting restoration of the Asklepieion in the mid fourth century, it seems possible that this text gives part of the name of the emperor Julian. For the restoration of the title of the governor, clarissimus praeses, cf. P.148.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Fragment a/d (Reynolds IX.32)

   Fig. 2. Fragment a/d (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds, III.60.3)

   Fig. 3. Fragments b/a, d/c (Reynolds IX.31)

   Fig. 4. Fragments b/a, d/c (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds, III.60.2)

   Fig. 5. Fragment c/e and background (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds)

   Fig. 6. Fragments f and e/b (Reynolds IX.33)

   Fig. 7. Fragments f (part), e/b (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds, III.60.1)

   Fig. 8. Fragments f, e/b and b/a (Reynolds XII.96.3)