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B.51. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb.
Text: Inscribed on the stone of the façade above the door.
Letters: 0.015-0.020; cut very deeply but poorly shaped; cursive epsilon.

Date: Perhaps first century CE

Findspot: Berenike: Mafluga, a little south-east of Sidi Hussein: recorded in 1915.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1915).






Or Εἰρηνᾶ

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

Eirena (oder des Eirenas)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Eirene - or of Eirenas


Many tombs, some intact (excavated in 1913), were found in this area; the grave goods were of the first to second centuries CE, see Ghislanzoni, 1915 76 f. and 28, n. 1. Applebaum takes the name to indicate a Jewish tomb.

Bibliography: Oliverio, 1916, 191 and fig.11, whence SEG 9.771 and Applebaum, 1954, 42, p.48; see also SEG 17.824; republished Reynolds, 1978, 23, whence SEG 28.1539, Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 73.
Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds)


   Fig. 1. Face on the right (Department of Antiquities, F. 1302)