IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

A.28. Fragment

Description: Block of limestone, probably cut down for re-use, badly damaged to the right (w: 0.74 x h: 0.51 x depth not measurable).
Text: Inscribed on the exposed face which is worn in the centre and lost to right.
Letters: Too poorly cut on too poor a surface to date: line 1, 0.07; lines 2 f., 0.05; cursive ε, ω and μ and perhaps Ο and Υ in ligature.

Date: First-sixth century CE

Findspot: Apollonia: 'Palace of the Dux', re-used in the West wall of the corridor; found in 1959.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot, 2008.


Ω ( vac. )[---]
ΔΕΥ̣[.. ? ..]Ο̣Υ̣[---]
ΓΥ[.. ? ..]Κ[---]
ΝΗ[.. ? ..]Ι̣[---]


Ω      [---]
ΔΕ.[.. ? ..]..[---]
ΓΥ[.. ? ..]Κ[---]
ΝΗ[.. ? ..].[---]


2: The third letter might be χ.

English translation

Translation by: Joyce M. Reynolds

(Not usefully translatable)


The initial impression is of a late imperial text but the probability of the restorations δευτέρου in line 2 and an oblique case of γυνή in line 3 may suggest a reference to Ptolemy Euergetes II or Soter II and his wife.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1976, 35 and plate LXVI, whence SEG 27.1187
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, I. 63)

   Fig. 2. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Face (2008, H.Walda)