IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.55. Caption for a funerary bust

Description: Marble funerary bust of a young man.
Text: Inscribed on the rectangular base; panel w: 0.127 x h: 0.092.
Letters: Neatly cut capitals, first-second century CE; ave. 0.01; lunate sigma; L for ἔτους; bars above L and Η in line 3; a tricorn stop at end.

Date: 100-120 CE

Findspot: Berenike: Ain es-Selmani in a tomb, ('Crowe's tomb') in 1860.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: British Museum.


(ἐτῶν) λη´



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Publius (scil. son) of Kallimachos, aged 38


In a rock-cut tomb with with B.54 on the façade, B.56, B.57, B.58, B.59, B.60, B.61, B.62, B.63, B.64, B.65, B.66. B.67, B.68 on the interior walls.

The bust was among objects from the tomb brought to the British Museum

Repeated in LGPN as IBM 1059, whence LGPN VI-65413, 64478

Bibliography: BMCatSc, 2273; IBM, 1059, with illustration; Rosenbaum, 1960, 202 and pl. LXXXIII, 2, whence SEG 20.776, PHI 324526; Bailey, 1972, 3-4; Huskinson, 1975, 87. Republished Reynolds, 1978, 25, whence SEG 28.1539. Published S. Walker, Ancient Faces (British Museum, 1997), 197 whence SEG 47.2162
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Monument (British Museum)