IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.743. ?Funerary fragment

Description: Fragment from the right side of a marble panel (w: 0.10 x h: 0.185 x d: 0.13)
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second century; 0.22; a leaf at the end of l.4; superscript bar above figures.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Findspot unrecorded. Found before 1941.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


[---]Ν̣ ι´ ((leaf))




1: the two uprights cannot constitute Η or Ν, but ΙΙ or ΠΙ are possible.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ?aged] 10


A document ending with a a figure is most likely to be a tombstone, or, just possibly, a date.

The superscript bar above the final letter of line 4 shows that it indicates the figure 10. The line may have given a date - ἔτους τοῦ καὶ̣ ι΄ - in which case the text contained a list of dated entries, probably of eponymous priests or of deaths; alternatively it may have given the age - ἐτῶν̣ ι΄ - of a dead child whose name and patronymic appeared in lines 2,3 in which case line 1 perhaps gave the age of an older person whose name preceded and is completely lost.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds VI.61)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds VIII.74)

   Fig. 3. Face (1961, Joyce Reynolds I.76)

   Fig. 4. From left: C.743, C.740 and C.769 (right side)