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C.295. Fragmentary place inscription

Description: Theatre seat (w: 1.72 x h: 0.72).
Text: Inscribed on the surface.
Letters: Perhaps second-third century; 0.20; square sigma. The letters are passably and quite regularly cut and are presumably therefore part of an official text, perhaps indicating the group for whom a particular row of seats was reserved.

Date: Perhaps second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Found probably in 1935 in the Amphitheatre.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.





English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Not usefully translatable)


These may be the inscription from the Amphitheatre referred to by Applebaum, JJS II (1950) 178f αs of third century style. On the risers of many seats there are crudely cut letters, which should perhaps be regarded as quarry or mason's marks, and probably belong to the construction of the Greek Theatre which preceded the Amphitheatre on this site.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).