IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.53. Name on a funerary casket

Description: Lead coffin.
Text: Inscribed on the side
Letters: ?First century BCE; 0.015; lunate epsilon and sigma, cursive omega.

Date: First century BCE

Findspot: at Berenike, Ain es Selmani, in an untouched tomb; recorded in 1973
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Benghazi Museum


( vac. 4) ἐπ’ Ἀριϲτοδάμω ( vac. )
Ἀκεϲοῦϲ τᾶϲ Θεάρω



English translation

Translation by: Editors

(scil. In the priesthood of) Aristodamos, Akesous (scil. daughter) of Thearos.


The grave goods in the tomb appear to be of the first century BCE; Lloyd et al. op.cit.

Line 1, presumably the date by the priest of Apollo.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1978, 13 and pl. XXVI.a, b, Dent-Lloyd-Riley, 1977, 185-6 and a drawing, fig. 13; from these SEG 28.1543.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).