IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.206. Altar dedication

Description: A rock-cut altar within a chamber (B), whose walls are inscribed with M.207, M.208, M.209, M.210, M.211, M.212, M.213, M.214, IGCyr 529; the altar is located in front of the niche in the centre of the East wall; the stone is chipped above.
Text: Inscribed on the face
Letters: Dated by Ferri as late Hellenistic; we do not feel confident that they fall outside the Roman period.

Date: ?First century BCE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Wadi Bu Nabeh, Bu Darag.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Κότυς Ἀριστοκλίδα



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Kotys (scil. son) of Aristoklidas


Ferri regarded the chamber as originally a funerary chamber or heroon of Kotys. It seems to us more likely that it was from the first a sanctuary; Kotys presumably dedicated the altar.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827, LXIV.1, with Letronne, p.395, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5161; Ferri, 1922, 6, fig. 18, whence SEG 9.739; see also Ferri, 1923, 10f.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Transcription (1827, Pacho, plate LXIV)

   Fig. 2. Transcription detail (1827, Pacho, plate LXIV.1)