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C.538. Fragmentary funerary inscription or commemoration

Description: Plinth of marble, broken away at either side (w: 0.42 x h: 0.07 x d: 0.20).
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: Perhaps first-second centuries CE; 0.03

Date: Probably first to second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: South Necropolis, road to Shahat; found during cable-laying.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


( vac. 3) Ἐρασὼ Ζήνωνος ἡρωί[ς ---]



English translation

Translation source: Mohamed-Reynolds, 1997

Eraso (scil. daughter) of Zenon, heroine (i.e. deceased)


The daughter's name is not otherwise paralleled in the area. For the reference to the dead girl as 'heroine', see Dobias-Lalou, art. cit.

Bibliography: Mohamed-Reynolds, 1997, 3, pg. 43, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1999.623, SEG 47.2198; discussion by Dobias-Lalou, 2016b, 170.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (C. Dobias-Lalou, 2001: MFA 93/I/32)