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C.5. Fragmentary building inscription for repairs after the Jewish revolt

Description: Damaged block of limestone, reused in a wall.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second century CE, 0.07.

Date: CE 116-120

Findspot: Cyrene, Caesareum: found probably in 1935 in the street near the south-east porch.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[--- tumultu I]udaico d[irut---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] destroyed in the Jewish [rebellion . . .


Applebaum wrongly associated this stone with C.15.

The text is clearly a duplicate of C.10 which stood above the South door of the building and recorded its reconstruction by Hadrian after the damage done in the Jewish revolt of CE 115. It is reasonable to suppose that this copy occupied the same position above the East door, to which C.7 belongs.

Bibliography: Applebaum, 1950, D.3A (printed with the square brackets reversed), on which also Applebaum, 1951, 177; Gasperini, 1971, C.8a, whence AE 1974.669.a, EDH 011670; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983, 20.a
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (Joyce Reynolds, I.81)