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C.426. Dedication (?)

Description: Circular base of limestone, moulded below, broken above and to the right of the inscription h: 00.95 x diam.: 0.12.
Text: Inscribed above the moulding.
Letters: Perhaps second century: 0.015 and 0.009.

Date: Perhaps second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: East Necropolis, on the hill of Eluet Gassam; found before 1933.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, Casa Parisi: seen by Catherine Dobias-Lalou in 1979. (Inv. no. 1800)


[---]Ι̣Α Μ̣[---]
Φλαβία Μνα[---]
( vac. 5) ἱέρεια [---]




1: - ια Μ[νασάρχου?] Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
2: Φλαβία Μνα[σάρχου?] Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

- ia di Mnesarco. - Flavia di Mnesarco, sacerdotessa

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ia. Phlabia Mna-, priestess


All details are taken from Oliverio.

In line 2 Oliverio proposed Μνα[σάρχω], but, at the date suggested by the letter-forms, a woman's name, e.g. Μνασώι, Μνάστα, is more probable after the Roman nomen.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 79 71), pl. XXIV, fig. 35, whence SEG 9.153, PHI 324004.
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. The left side of the text (Department of Antiquities, F. 2989)