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C.168. Fragmentary military funerary inscription

Description: Fragment from the left side of a marble panel (w: 0.135 x h: 0.15 x d: 0.035)
Text: Inscribed on one face
Letters: A type of rustic; second-third century CE; c.0.02

Date: Second-third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: woods near the East Church; found in 1963.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


L(ucius)- Ap̣p̣[ius c. 8]
uet(eranus) ((stop)) leg[ionis] [X ]
Fretensị[s c. 5]
( vac. 1) annoṛ[um c. 5]
5 ( vac. 1) Ụịc̣ṭọ[r]


UET LEG[......]
5  .....[.]

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] L(ucius) App[ius ?], veteran of Legion [10] Fretensis [. . . ] aged [?], ?Victor [? (scil. erected the monument)


The location is not certain: this fragment appears, from the negative numbers, to have been photographed with others in Ptolemais.

From comparison with other Latin funerary inscriptions for soldiers in Cyrenaica, the text probably gives the name in the nominative, and the person named in line 5 was probably the person responsible for the monument: cf. C.552, C.726, P.326.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds NS.XIII.23)