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C.46. Fragmentary ?honours

Description: Damaged limestone block with traces of an upper moulding that has been chiselled away (w: 0.82 x h: 0.56 x d: 0.30).
Text: Inscribed on one face; it is just possible that a first line has been erased.
Letters: First - second century; 0.045 - 0.05

Date: First - second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: near the Stoa of Hermes and Herakles, among the debris in the Steet of Battus, perhaps re-used in late walling; found in 1962
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Stoa of Hermes and Herakles.


[---]ο̣μένευς τῶ [---]




English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . so-and so (scil. son) ]of -omenes (scil. son?) of [ . . .


Line 1 is clearly from a filiation - the end of the father's name and the article preceding the grandfather's.

Line 2: the surface is damaged so that certainty is impossible but it is probable that nothing was inscribed before the surviving hasta.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds VI.27)