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M.118. Christian dedication

Description: Fragment from the lower part of a moulded panel (w: 0.24 x h: 0.18 x d: 0.065).
Text: Inscribed on the face above the moulding.
Letters: Probably fifth-sixth century; 0.015-0.03; uncial alpha, lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega.

Date: Probably fifth or sixth century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Barke; found before 1941, seen by Ward-Perkins in the Barke Museum (1949).
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum.


[--- ὑπὲρ εὐ]χῆϲ καὶ ϲοτηρίαϲ τῶν [---] (sic)
((crux)) Θέ̣κλαϲ καὶ [---]



English translation

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

. . . ] for the prayer and the salvation of [ . . . ] Thekla and [ . . .


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1960, 7, p. 287 (as from Cyrene), whence SEG 18.756, PHI 324457; Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 265.33. A further image available at the BSR, wplib-G24-051c
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds I. 21)