IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.597. Funerary inscriptions

Description: Marble stele tapering towards the top (w: 0.38 - 0.30 x h: 0.975 x d: 0.225).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First century BCE - first century CE: lines 1-5, 0.025; lines 6-8, 0.045; each entry is in a different hand.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: North Necropolis, Wadi Zaghonia (probably the Wadi Bu Turchia) in a tomb about ten minutes west of the Norton Expedition's camp; found in November 1910.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


Κ(όϊντος) Πλωτῆνος Μάκερ
( vac. )(ἐτῶν) ξ´
[Ἄ]στεια Ἀσία (ἐτῶν) ν´
Πλωτῆνα Ἀσία
5 ( vac. )(ἐτῶν) κ´
( vac. )(ἐτῶν) κβ´


         L Ξ
5         L Κ
     L ΚΒ

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Caio (o Claudio?) Plotino Macer, di anni 60. - Astia Asia, di anni 50. - Plotina Asia, di anni 20. - Paconia Paula, di anni 22.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Quintus Plotenos Macer, aged 60; Asteia Asia, aged 50; Plotena Asia, aged 20; Paconia Paulla aged 22.


Lines 6-8: From its careful lettering and spacing in relation to the stele, this final entry would appear to have been the original text.

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, from De Cou, 65, with a drawing, whence Sammelbuch, I.5908; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 125 (117), pl. XXXV, fig. 80, whence SEG 9.237, PHI 324087, whence cited Thorn, 2009, 142
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 2. Text (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. View (2008, H.Walda)