British Museum, 1127.77.
Small marble relief representing from right to left: Apollo seated on rocks with lyre in left hand, right foot placed on the omphalos, then a large tripod, a seated gryphon and a bearded herm; broken off at the upper right angle, from Apollo's waist upwards (0.268; 0.222;0.09).
Inscribed in two lines on the lintel below the relief.
0.008-0.014, not very carefully cut, the first word of line 2 in larger letters; cursive epsilon, sigma and omega.
Place of Origin
Probably third century A.D. (lettering)
Last recorded Location
No autopsy by GVCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from photograph and from J.M. Reynolds notes (CDL).
Hirschfeld-Marshall, 1916 Hirschfeld, G., Marshall, F.H., 1916, The collection of ancient Greek inscriptions in the British Museum: part 4: Knidos, Halikarnassos and Branchidae by Gustav Hirschfeld; supplementary and miscellaneous inscriptions by F.H. Marshall, IV, Oxford - see in bibliography , p. 1062. Cf. Smith-Porcher, 1864 Smith, R.M., Porcher, E.A., 1864, History of the recent discoveries at Cyrene, made during an expedition to the Cyrenaica in 1860-61, under the auspices of Her Majesty's government, London - see in bibliography , n. 72; BMCatSc Smith, A.H., A catalogue of sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, London, 1892-1904 - see in bibliography , n. 1438bis, fig. 11; Vitali, 1932 Vitali, L., 1932, Fonti per la storia della religione cyrenaica, Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di lettere e filosofia, Università di Padova1, Padova - see in bibliography , p. 29; Huskinson, 1975 Huskinson, J., 1975, Roman sculpture from Cyrenaica in the British Museum, Corpus signorum imperii Romani. Great Britain, II.1, London - see in bibliography , n. 15; Stucchi, 1981 Stucchi, S., 1981, Divagazioni archeologiche, I-II, Bibliotheca Archaeologica3-4, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 105.
Pur, juste, digne de confiance et véridique est le souffle du dieu sauveur Apollon.
Pure, righteous, trustworthy, true, the breath of saviour god Apollo.(J.M. Reynolds' unpublished translation)
Puro, giusto, fededegno, veridico è l'afflato del dio salvatore Apollo.(trad. S. Stucchi leggermente modificata)
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