IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

A.2. Fragment of Christian prayer

Description: Two sandstone architraves, probably from the same monument; a. w: 0.54 x h: 0.23 x d: 0.65; b. w: 0.54 x h: 0.23 x d: 0.65.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Fourth-fifth century; 0.018; cursive omega; in a, the first 3 letters in ligature.

Date: Probably fourth to fifth centuries CE

Findspot: Apollonia: East Church, lying to the south of the church, in 1920.
Original location: Possibly East Church, first building phase.
Last recorded location: Findspot, 2008.


[---]ΩΝΑΜ̣ |


[---]ΩΝΑ. |

English translation

Translation source: Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003

(a): perhaps a reference to 'temple' - i.e. 'church'

(b):. . . ] ? for ever and ever. Amen.


In the first fragment the church may be being described as a ναός, as in C.762.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1960, 10; Reynolds, 1976, 4 and pl. LVII; Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 57.2.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. a (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 2. a, whole block (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. b (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 4. b, whole block (2008, H.Walda)