IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.55. Ephebic title

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: Inscribed upside down to C.56.
Letters: Lightly cut but well-formed and well aligned letters, 0.015-0.03.

Date: First century 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





The reading is by Catherine Dobias-Lalou

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché



It is not clear whether the word is abbreviated, or unfinished: C.56 is written upside down to this. These are ephebic officials, and we might have expected a list of names to follow.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face, with C.55 right way up, C.56 below (Joyce Reynolds, I.87.2)

   Fig. 2. Face, with C.56 right way up, C.55 below (Joyce Reynolds, I.87.3)