IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

A.16. Fragmentary ephebic? name

Description: Part of sandstone stele, probably trimmed down for re-use (w: 0.44 x h: 0.63 x d: 0.15).
Text: Graffito on one face which is very badly worn and was in poor condition when the text was cut.
Letters: Where legible, 0.04; L for ἔτους.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Apollonia: photographed in 1930. Unrecorded but probably the East Church, the only area being excavated at the time of recording.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Outside the Cyrene Sculpture Museum.


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(ἔτους) δ´ Καρνεάδης


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There is space above for c. 6 lines, in which isolated letters are visible.

English translation

Translation by: Joyce M. Reynolds

Year 4, Karneades (scil. son) of Euphris.


What can be seen of the other lines suggests irregularly placed graffiti (?ephebic, cf. A.18) rather than a formal text.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1976, 22 and pl. LXV, whence SEG 27.1146.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E.1387)