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M.106. Funerary inscription

Description: Sandstone stele in the form of an aedicula with gabled pediment above (w: 0.54 x h: 0.55 x depth not measured). The decoration of the central space is lost.
Text: Inscribed on the architrave.
Letters: Very rough; 0.015; chi in the form of an upright cross.

Date: First century BCE - third century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Barke; found in 1961.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum


Ἰαδινχαν Ἡρακλίδα ἐτιῶν (sic) ο´
( vac. 3) Ἀρ̣ατου̣ς Ἰαδινχαντος̣ ἐτιῶν (sic) λζ´



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Iadinchan (scil. son) of Heraklidas, aged 50; Aratous (scil. child) of Iadinchan, aged 37


Line 1: The combination of a native with a Greek name is of interest.

Bibliography: Mentioned , Masson, 1976, 56
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face

   Fig. 2. Face

   Fig. 3. Face (1969, Reynolds NS.I.33)