IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.11. Informal dated record

Description: Fragments of painted wall-plaster, found in small pieces fallen from the wall of a room. Incised with B.4, B.5, B.6, B.7, B.8, B.9, B.10, B.11, B.12, B.13, B.14, B.15, B.16, B.17, B.18, B.19, B.20, B.21, B.22, B.23, B.24, B.25, B.26, B.27, B.28, B.29, B.30, B.31, B.32, B.33, B.34, B.35, B.36, B.37, B.38, B.39, B.40.
Text: Scratched in a very fine hand.
Letters: Fine cursive Greek. Second half of the second or third century CE or a bit earlier.

Date: Second half of the second or third century CE

Findspot: Berenike: Sidi Khrebish, Building H. At a date late in the life of the house the room must have been open to the public who scratched graffiti on its walls; it seems probable that it had in fact become an hotel.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Benghazi Museum.


[--- ἐκ]πέμφθη τῇ ὀγδόῃ τοῦ μηνό[ς ---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] was despatched on the eighth of the month[ . . .


Possibly referring to the release of a time-expired soldier or an official who had completed a tour of duty in the province.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1974-1975, B.viii, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1976.793; Reynolds, 1978, 6.viii, whence SEG 28.1557.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).