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C.576. ?Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb
Text: Inscribed on the façade of a tomb, shown at the right hand side of a drawing by Pacho.
Letters: Standard forms

Date: First century BCE - third century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: perhaps North Necropolis, N.196; recorded in 1825.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1825).


Version 1
Λ̣(ούκιος) Βαλέρ<ι>ος Πρ̣ε̣ῖ̣σκ̣ος
Version 2
Α(ὖλος) Βαλέρ<ι>ος Π<τ>ολ̣μα̣ι̣ος


Version 1
Version 2

ΑΒΑΛΕΡΟΣΠΟΔΜΣΥΟΖ The last letter could be Ζ or Σ. Pacho, 1827 ; Version 1, C. Dobias-Lalou; Version 2, J.M. Reynolds

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Version 1): L(oukios) Balerios Preiskos (i.e. L(ucius) Valerius Priscus). (Version 2): A(ulos) Balerios (i.e. A(ulus) Valerius) Ptolmaios.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827, XXXV. For the tomb see Cassels, 1955 N.196, Thorn, 2009, 77-78
Text constituted from: Transcription from drawing (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Pacho XXXV