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M.126. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade.
Text: Inscribed within a prepared area (w: 0.55 x h: 0.20) above the door.
Letters: First - second century: 0.02 - 0.025; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega.

Date: First to second century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Bu Traba; (Chef el Chamis); first recorded in 1924, near M.127.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Θεύδυτ[οϲ c. 4]χρ̣[c. 5]
κα̣ὶ Δει̣θ̣[c. 6 Ἡ]ράκω̣[νοϲ]
ἐπύϲε̣ν̣ ἑ̣α̣τῦϲ̣ [καὶ τῦϲ] ἑ̣- ( vac. 3)
ατῶ̣ν̣ [c. 6] ( vac. 3)



1: χρ : Τιμο]χά[ρους ? Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
2: Δειθ : Δειό[κλεια ? Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 but the last surviving letter is either ε or θ
4: ἐπύσε ἡατῦς [καὶ τῦ]ς ἡ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Teodoto di -ca- e D(e)io- di Eracon fece(ro) per sè e peri propri discendenti

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Theudotos [ . . . -chr- . . . and Deith[- (scil. son/s) of] Herakon set this up for themselves and their families.


Line 1: Θευ]χρ[ήστου is a possibility for the patronymic.

Line 2: For Herakon see also M.127, line 1.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 481, pl. LXXXIX, fig. 64 (not legible), whence SEG 9.726.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I. 46.)