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C.463. Fragment

Description: Small fragment of white marble (w: 0.12 x h: 0.017 x d: 0.06).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.01.

Date: Perhaps first to second centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: found in sanctuary’s SW corner.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, Storeroom of the American excavations (Inv. no. 69.101, 69.492)


[---]ς Πρατα[---]
[---] Βίων Τα[---]
[---]ἑτέραν Ε[---]
5[---] ἔτου̣[ς? ---]



English translation

Translation source: Reynolds, 2012

(Not usefully translatable.)


line 1 perhaps contained the genitive case of a name ending -φιλος.

Lines 2-3 probably contained names, perhaps Πρατά[ρχος and Βίων.

line 4 was perhaps from the word ἑτέρα, "other", and line 5 from the word ἔτους, "in the year of". The subject is not clear, but if ἔτους stood in line 5 it suggests a text which gave a date at the end.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 2012, A.35, whence SEG 62.1795.16.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Donald White)