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C.65. Fragmentary inscription of Hesychios

Description: Left side of a marble panel, moulded below (w: 0.45 x h: 0.33 x d: 0.14). The upper edge also appears to survive, but the lettering runs very close to it.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.045 - 0.05. Showing late features, notably in the thickening of the oblique strokes of the Χ towards their extremities and the failure to remove traces of drill marks in many of the trenches. The effect resembles that of Smith and Porcher's drawing of C.43.

Date: Fourth - fifth century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Between the Stoa of Hermes and Herakles and the House of Hesychios; found in 1960.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


Ἡϲύχιοϲ [---]
( vac. 1) ΚΟ[---]
οὗτοϲ Ο̣[---]



English translation

Translation source: Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003

Hesychios . . ? . . this man [ . . .


Line 1: Probably to be identified with one of the Hesychii in C.43, C.74, C.749, C.66, C.73.

Line 2: Perhaps from κόμης?

Bibliography: Mentioned Reynolds, 1980, 150; Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 173.3.j
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds)