IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.123. Fragmentary name

Description: Part of the base of a spirally fluted column of bluish marble.
Text: Inscribed on the fillet which is damaged at either side of the surviving text.
Letters: Second to third century: 0.025 - 0.03; square sigma.

Date: Second to third century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: presumably re-used in House of Paulus, in Room 25, the oecus of the attached dwelling; found in 1957.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Ἰουλίου Ϲιλβανοῦ [---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

(scil. ?Place/work) of Julius Silvanus [ . . .


Kraeling described the text as “complete in one line”; The text was never more than one line, but it cannot be assumed that it is complete at the end given the condition of the stone. Silvanus might have been a donor, or he might simply have established his 'place' by this column; for 'place' inscriptions see ALA2004, XI.2.

Bibliography: Kraeling, 1962, 18.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Text (The Oriental Institute - Chicago, Kraeling, 49580)