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C.194. Fragment

Description: Curved block of limestone broken away at the right side and below, moulded above (width across the chord, c. w: 0.50 x h: 0.43).
Text: Inscribed on one face a little below the moulding.
Letters: Third-fourth cent; truncated: c. 0.115; lunate sigma, cursive omega.

Date: Third-fourth century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Found in 1957 in Valley Street, near the Fountain at the west end of building H, at the intersection with the main North-South Street of the city, upside down.
Original location: The building at the intersection.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Ϲωϲίβ[ιοϲ Ῥοῦφοϲ ---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Sosib[ios Rouphos (i.e. Sosib[ius Rufus) . . .


For the original location, see C.195, where the name appears in full; see commentary there.

Very like the lettering of C.172.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face

   Fig. 2. Face