IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.2. Fragment

Description: Limestone block cut on a curve, broken at the right end (w: 1.07 x d: depth not measurable).
Text: Inscribed on the exposed face.
Letters: Too worn to date. line 1, 0.07-0.10, quite formally cut; l.2, 0.07, much rougher and probably not part of the same text.

Date: Roman period

Findspot: Berenike: Sidi Khrebish, Church, re-used in the apse; found in 1973
Original location: Unknown: apparently an apse.
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---]Π̣ ( vac. 3)Ο ( vac. 3)[---]


[---].      Ο      [---]


1: First letter could be Τ, Γ; omicron could be omega.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(Not usefully translatable.)


The stone must have been designed for an apse but hardly for its present position.

Line 1 appears to be part of a monumental text; it would be possible to interpret the traces as Γ ὁ π̣ατ̣ηρ̣ Ο "the father".

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1978, 4.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).