IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.323. Fragmentary imperial titulature from a ?building inscription

Description: Two adjoining blocks from a Doric entablature with architrave and frieze in one; a: damaged at the left end and (w: 1.55 x h: 0.62 x d: 0.43) b: damaged at the right end (w: 1.43 x h: 0.62 x d: 0.39).
Text: Inscribed on the frieze, whose surface is pitted.
Letters: First century CE: 0.175.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: The first block may be identical with that published by Oliverio, and if so was found re-used in the modern village, in the surrounding wall of a house in front of the former Ufficio Politico-Militare.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum.


[Αὐ]τοκράτορ[---] |
[---Και] | σαρείου [---]


[..]ΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡ[---] |
[---...] | ΣΑΡΕΙΟΥ[---]

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

- (essendo - dell') imperatore

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(a) Emperor [ . . . (b) . . . ] of the [Cae]sareum [ . . .


b. This is the first evidence for a Caesareum at Ptolemais.

Bibliography: a: Probably Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 532 (56), p. 256, whence SEG 9.366, PHI 324215. b: Mentioned Reynolds, 1990, 71, n.27
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View from the left (Reynolds, II.39.2)

   Fig. 2. View from the right (Reynolds, II.38.1)