IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.111. Funerary inscription

Description: Upper left part of a stele, probably of limestone, in the form of an aedicula with acroteria (w: 0.35 x h: 1.00 x d: 0.10); there is a portrait head of a girl, in relief, within the gable. Below was a lower panel, framed by pilasters and supporting an architrave. The point of the gable is broken off, and the right side and the lower part are trimmed away, presumably in order to prepare the stone for re-use.
Text: Inscribed on the fascia of the architrave and below.
Letters: Well-cut, between guide-lines, with stops between the words; L for ἔτους; no measurements.

Date: 21-20 BCE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: area of Barke; photographed in 1926
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Barke Museum (1926)


(ἔτους) ια´ Μεχε̣[ὶρ . Πρ?-]
όκλα Πρ[όκλου?]
( vac. 2) (ἐτῶν) ιδ´ [ ( vac. 2)?]


L ΙΑΜΕΧ.[..·..-]
     L ΙΔ[..]

Assuming that line 3 was precisely centred, 4-5 letters are missing in each of lines 1 and 2. If Πρόκλα is right as it surely is in lines 1-2, then there is just room for a simple figure after the month name in line 1, and it is very tempting to propose Πρ[όκλου] for the patronymic in line 2.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 11, Mecheir [?]: Pr]okla (scil. daughter) of Pr[oklos?], aged 14.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Rosenbaum, 1960, 293 and pl. 103.4, whence SEG 20.762, PHI 324517; Reynolds-Bacchielli, 1987, 476-7, and fig. 21.
Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E. 653)