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C.611. Funerary inscription for Mnaso

Description: Approximately half of a circular altar of marble, hollowed out in the centre. Inscribed on two different occasions with C.611 and, subsequently, C.612.
Text: Inscribed on the rim: inscribed area w: 0.50 x h: 0.45.
Letters: First-second cent; line 1, 0.025; line 2, 0.02; well cut; the ο of Σίμωνος and second ο of Δωροθέου cut very small.

Date: First-second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: North Necropolis, precise location unspecified; photographed in 1925.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


Μνασὼ Σίμωνος Δωροθέου [---]
(ἐτῶν) ιε´



Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Mnaso di Simone (per adozione) di Doroteo (per natura), di anni 15.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

Mnaso des Simon Dorotheos (oder Mnaso, des Simon (des Sohnes) des Dorotheos), 15 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation source: Thorn, 2009

Mneso (son) of Simon (by adoption) of Dorotheo (by nature), aged 15

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Mnaso (scil. daughter) of Simon Dorotheos, aged 15.


This is presumably the primary text on the monument; see also C.612.

Line 1: in view of the names, Applebaum may have been right to regard the monument as Jewish; see also Lüderitz.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 113, p. 116, pl. XXXII, fig 69, whence SEG 9.225, PHI 324075; from these Applebaum, 1954, 3, 41, Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983, 14.a, Thorn, 2009, 142
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).