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B.70. Funerary inscription

Description: Small sandstone relief, simple workmanship, figuring a woman with a child standing on either side.
Text: Inscribed below the relief; de Bourville's transcription suggests a single line, Barth's indicates two lines, with a break after Δύναμις
Letters: The style of Μ in the name Δύναμις suggests a Roman date; L for ἐτῶν.

Date: Roman

Findspot: Berenike, recorded in the Necropolis in 1847 by Barth and also by Vattier de Bourville; this is probably the Necropolis beside the site of Euhesperides, whose character must always have been clear.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1848)


Ἑρμᾶ (ἐτῶν) λε´



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Dunamis (scil. daughter) of Hermas, aged 35.

French translation

Translation source: Dobias-Lalou, 2012c

Dynamis, fille d’Hermas, âgée de 35 ans.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: From a letter by de Bourville, Letronne, 1848, 433, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5362c, p.1241; Barth, 1849 p. 387, note 17.a on p. 483; from these Reynolds, 1978, 28, whence SEG 28.1539. Discuseed, Dobias-Lalou, 2012c, 150-151
Text constituted from: Transcription (Barth and Vattier de Bourville)


None available (2020).