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M.122. Christian inscription

Description: Block reused in the defence wall of a settlement. w: 1.20 x h: 0.20 x d: 0.35.
Text: Inscribed on the face
Letters: Roughly-formed letters (0.005-0.07), with angular sigma and omega, diamond-shaped theta.

Date: Fifth - sixth century CE.

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Gasr el Benia/Geballa, re-used in a late wall
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


θε(ὸς) βοηθώς(sic)



English translation

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

God is (i.e. our) help


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Mohamed-Reynolds, 2000, 10, p.1496 whence SEG 50.1634; republished Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 397, whence SEG 53.2037. For the fortress see Goodchild, 1953, 67-8; Stucchi, 1975, 516-17; Mohamed, 1992, 52, 53.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).