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C.124. Ephebic names

Description: Marble base with reliefs of drivers in quadrigae on all faces (w: 0.64 x h: 0.57 x d: 0.64). There are informal inscriptions on two faces, C.123 and C.124.
Text: Graffito above the relief.
Letters: Augustan, varying from 0.01 - 0.025; L for ἔτους; several different hands. In line 1 the patronymic is written in small letters within and between the letters of the names.

Date: Augustan

Findspot: Cyrene; Temple of Apollo Archegetes; observed in 1861 and 1904, found again during excavation in 1917.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


(ἔτους) ιγ´ Βαρκαίω τῶ Ἐτεαρχω
(ἔτους) ιγ´ Ἀρχέδαμος
(ἔτους) ιγ´ Σαραπί-
ων ὁ καὶ [Κ]αρ[τ]ισθένη[ς]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 13: Of Barkaios (scil. son) of Etearchos.

Year 13: Archedamos

Year 13: Sarapion also (scil. called) Kartisthenes

Arabic translation

Translation by: Muna Abdelhamed

السنة 13: باركيوس (بن) إتيارخوس السنة 13: أرخيداموس السنة 13: سارابيوسن، أيضاً (دُعي) كارتيسثينيس.


Line 1: For the patronymic written in small letters within and between the letters of the names, typical of ephebic inscriptions, see C.61, C.123, C.124, and many examples at Ptolemais: P.2, P.11, P.13, P.14, P.69, P.91, P.124, P.133, P.134, P.178, P.182, P.185, P.190, and compare P.200.

Bibliography: Described, Hamilton, 1856, 45, recorded in a lost painting by Porcher (1861), Thorn, 2007, 199; photographed Hogarth, 1905, 94, 98; texts published Oliverio, 1940, 412; mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 245
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds XII.32)