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C.623. Funerary inscription

Description: Marble panel, both upper corners chipped away, recomposed from four fragments (w: 0.175 x h: 0.15 x d: 0.03).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Perhaps first century BCE; 0.015-0.02; unusual R with raised oblique stroke.

Date: Perhaps first century BCE

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


Ḷ(ucius) F̣ofican[us]
( vac. 2) Niger ( vac. 2)
[an]norom (sic)
( vac. 2) LXXXVII ( vac. 2)



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

L(usius) Foficanus Niger, aged 87


Of the initial letter of the nomen only the lower part of an upright survives, but the only possibilities seem to be F, P and T; only F gives a likely nomen, unattested but presumably a variant on the root Fuf-.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 93, fig. 72, whence AE 1974.676, EDH 011688
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).