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C.575. Funerary inscription for Faustina

Description: Sarcophagus lid.
Text: Inscribed on the top. Sarcophagi of this type are normally dated in the fourth century BCE; this inscription may indicate the re-use of one in the Roman period.
Letters: ?Second century CE; 0.10; square sigma.

Date: ?Second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: North Necropolis, near N.173; recorded in 1936.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Not seen.


Φαυϲτεῖνα κ´



Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Faustina, di anni 20

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Fausteina (scil. aged) 20


If this reading is correct, the final letter presumably records the subject's age.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 124 (116), pl. L, fig. 79 (drawing only), whence SEG 9.236, PHI 324086; mentioned, Cassels, 1955, p. 10, whence a mention, SEG 16.871. For the tomb see Cassels, 1955 N.173; Thorn, 2009, 69-70.
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Reynolds)


None available (2020).