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C.318. Date inscription

Description: Limestone block (w: 1.66 x h: 0.30 x d: 0.50).
Text: Inscribed on one of the long external sides.
Letters: Probably first century CE: 0.11.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Spring of Kura/Cave of the Nymphs, in a rock-cut chamber (see also C.317) beside the cave, re-used in the gutter of a water channel; first recorded in 1956 .
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Μεσορὴ ιθ´



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Mesore 19


Mesore 19 (August 12th) is the date given in the Calendar of Filocalus for the Lychnapsia: see J. Divjak and W. Wischmeyer, Das Kalenderhandbuch von 354 (2014) 212, with commentary at 293, available at OAPEN.

There is unfortunately no clue to the original position of the block.

Bibliography: Wright, 1957, 305, whence SEG 18.749, PHI 324451.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds VIII.91)