IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.42. Fragmentary imperial titulature

Description: Sandstone block (w: c.0.815 x h: 0.47 x d: not measurable).
Text: Inscribed on the exposed face.
Letters: Latin capitals, second century: 0.108; well-cut, but not well laid out.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Berenike: Sidi Khrebish, City wall, re-used upside down; found in 1971.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Ha] | ( vac. 3)-dria[---]


[..] |       DRIA[---]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . Ha]dria[n- . . .


Clearly from the left end of a monumental inscription, presumably containing the name Hadrian, from the name of that emmperor or one of his family. The letters are respectably cut; but the layout, which involved an awkward division of the imperial name, is weak, perhaps because of a Greek workman's insensitivity to Latin.

Building work under Hadrian might refer to restoration after the Jewish revolt of 115 CE

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1978, 9 and pl. XXV.b.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds, SB.IV.242)