IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.171. Fragment with a date

Description: Block of yellow limestone (w: 1.26 x h: 0.32 x d: 1.26).
Text: Inscribed on one exposed face.
Letters: Rather irregular; 0.045 - 0.06

Date: First - third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Valley Street, Temple A, in the lower levels of the foundation; found in 1956.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


ἔτει κα´ Τυβὶ ε´



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 21, Tybi 5, December 31


The foundations belong to a building much earlier than Temple A. The text does not appear to be a continuation from another block, and its function is quite unclear.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds, III.83)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds VI.82)