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C.749. Names

Description: Two contiguous marble blocks, the right one broken at the lower left corner (together, w: 2.73 x h: 0.40 x d: 0.24)
Text: Inscribed on one face within a sunk panel (w: 1.76 x h: 0.11).
Letters: Probably third-fourth cent: 0.10; cursive omega, standard sigma.

Date: Fourth or fifth century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Findspot unrecorded. Photographed in 1916.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Re-used as steps on the northern side of the easternmost of the Monumental Altars


Ἡσύχιος, Θεόδωρος



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] Hesychios Theodoros [ . . .


Perhaps to be identified with the Hesychios in C.70 etc. q.v., or even with the family of Synesios whose eldest son was called Hesychios. See also C.43, C.65, C.74, C.73, with a slightly later hand. The function of these names is perhaps to express ownership; it is not quite clear whether they refer to two people or one man with two names.

Bibliography: Oliverio, 1916, 187; SEG 9.70, and again SEG 9.768, where it is wrongly said to have come from Berenice, whnce LGPN VI-61911, 61912.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Left block (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 2. Left block (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Right block (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 4. Right block (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 5. Right block (2008, H.Walda)