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C.473. Fragments

Description: Forty-one fragments of medium-grained white marble panel: a, composed from three of these (w: 0.365 x h: 0.06 x d: 0.075); b is on a fourth piece preserved from the lower right-hand corner (w: 0.10 x h: 0.10 x d: 0.08).
Text: Inscribed on the face
Letters: Perhaps third century CE; 0.025 reversed nu, square sigma.

Date: Perhaps third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: excavation area C14/D14, 2, 2.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum, Storeroom of the American excavations (Inv. no. 77-731)


[---] καὶ σ̣ω̣[φ?]ρ̣ο̣[ϲύ?]ν̣[α? ---]
[---]ΑϹ ( vac. 1)



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ? Demeter . . . ? for prudence . . .


a. It is just possible that line 1 read τὰν Δάματραν but very uncertain. If the suggestion for line 2 is correct, someone (probably a woman) is being praised for possession of standard good qualities.

b: Perhaps the end of a, line 2.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 2012, A.45, whence SEG 62.1795.23.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).