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C.52. Ephebic name

Description: The greater part of a moulded marble base, recomposed from four pieces (together, w: 0.62 x h: 0.33 x d: 0.34), with texts on three faces. Front face, C.51, C.52 and C.53; left face, C.54; reverse face, C.55 and C.56.
Text: Front face: graffiti to the left of and below C.51
Letters: 0.025-0.03; L for ἔτους; sloping / for the patronymics

Date: 48/49 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: House of Jason Magnus, precise findspot unrecorded, apparently to the East; found before 1941.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


(ἔτους) οθ´
Ἀριστώνυμον (Ἀριστωνύμου) τοῦ (Ἀριστωνύμου)



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Year 79, Aristonymos (scil. son) (i.e. of Aristonymos) the (scil. son) (i.e. of Aristonymos)


b: line 1, 79 of the Actian era = CE 48/9.

Bibliography: Unpublished; mentioned, with no text, Luni, 1976 p.278, note 156bis on 9bis
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds I.87.4)

   Fig. 2. Face (Joyce Reynolds I.87.5)

   Fig. 3. Detail

   Fig. 4. Monument (Department of Antiquities)

   Fig. 5. Monument (Department of Antiquities)