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C.569. Fragmentary funerary inscription, Tomb N.171

Description: Two pieces from the right side of a limestone block.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Perhaps first century CE: 0.10.

Date: Perhaps first century.

Findspot: Cyrene: North Necropolis, tomb of the Mnesarchoi, N.171, used to close the first loculus to the left of the entrance in Chamber 4. For other inscriptions from this tomb see IGCyr 78, IGCyr 271, IGCyr 272, IGCyr 273, IGCyr 274, IGCyr 275, C.570
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[---]Ε̣ΙΑ ( vac. 3)
( vac. 1 line)



2: Perhaps ἰαρεια

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Traces of a name, perhaps a priestess). (scil. The tomb is) full


Chamber 3 of this tomb has also yielded inscriptions, but these are of pre-Roman date, (see references above). For the family whom the tomb belonged see also C.570.

Line 1: Probably part of a name

Line 2: Perhaps ἰάρ]εα, 'priestess'; cf C.570

Line 3: Again in C.570, where see discussion.

Bibliography: For the tomb see Cassels, 1955, 171, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1958.540; Thorn, 2009, 65-69
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Upper block (Reynolds VIII.45)

   Fig. 2. Lower block (Reynolds VIII.45)