IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.92. Dedication of a statue

Description: Oval base of white marble carrying a statue of Athena.
Text: Inscribed on the face (die, w: 0.064 x h: 0.09).
Letters: Second-third century: 0.04; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega. Superscript bar above the abbreviated praenomen.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Odeon, in the portico behind the stage; found in 1935.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum


Μ(ᾶρκοϲ) Οὔλπιοϲ Κομίνιοϲ ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων
( vac. 5) τῇ πατρίδι ( vac. 12)




1: ἰδίων : ἰδίων Caputo, 1954

English translation

Translation by: Editors

M(arkos) Oulpios Kominios (i.e. M(arcus) Ulpius Cominius) from his private means for the Fatherland.


For the building see Kraeling, op. cit., p. 182f.; for discussion of the statue, D.M. Brinkerhoff ibid. p. 183f., 204.

For the dedicator see also P.98, P.99, P.176, P.345.

Bibliography: Caputo, 1954a, fig. 1, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique 1955.277, SEG 16.873, PHI 324358; republished Fabbricotti, 1985, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1988.1028; mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 106.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Text, from left (Reynolds III.14.2)

   Fig. 2. Text, from right (Reynolds III.14.1)

   Fig. 3. Monument

   Fig. 4. Monument