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C.56. Ephebic names

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 on the reverse face: upside down to C.55; line 1 on the upper moulding. In various hands, of varying competence.
Letters: No measurements; sloping line for homonymous patronymic, line 5.

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


[Καλ]λίμαχο[ς] Τελεσάρχω
[Μ]ν̣ασίας Πρωτομάχου
[Ἀρ?]ιστ[..] Π̣αρ̣αιβάτα
[--- Ῥο?]ῦφ(ος) Ῥ⸢ο⸣ύφ(ου)
5[---ο]υ τοῦ ((slanting-stroke))
[--- Δέ]λφις Φάω (Φάω)


5[---.]ΥΤΟΥ /
[---..]ΛΦΙΣΦΑΩ /

6: JMR reported . . . ]αλφις, modified by Fraser in LGPN

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Kallimachos (scil. son) of Telesarchos; Mnasias (scil. son) of Protomachos; Arist- (scil. son) of Paraibatas; ?Rouphos (i.e. Rufus) (scil. son) of Rouphos (i.e. Rufus); [ . . . ]; Delphis (scil. son) of Phaos

Arabic translation

Translation by: Muna Abdelhamed

كاليماخوس (بن) تيليسارخوس؛ مناسياس (بن) برتوماخوس؛ أريستــ (بن) باراباتاس؛ ؟ روفوس (بن) روفوس؛ [. . . ] ؛ ديلفيس (بن) من فاوس


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Unpublished; mentioned, with no text, Luni, 1976 p.278, note 156bis on 9bis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


   Fig. 1. Face, with C.56 right way up, C.55 below (Joyce Reynolds, I.87.3)

   Fig. 2. Face, with C.55 right way up, C.56 below (Joyce Reynolds, I.87.2)