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M.127. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade.
Text: Inscribed within a panel surrounded by an incised line (w: 0.40 x h: 0.24) beside the door. In all areas marked as vacat, the surface is badly worn; all or some may have originally contained letters.
Letters: 0.04; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega; the last letter of line 1 is outside the panel.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Bu Traba (Chef el Chamis); first recorded in 1924, near M.126.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Φίλιπποϲ Ἡράκωνοϲ
καὶ Εὐφρώ[..]
[c. 7]
ἐπύηϲαϲ ( vac. 3) (sic)
5 ἡατοῦϲ ( vac. 3) (sic)


ΕΠΥΗϹΑϹ      (sic)
5ΗΑΤΟΥϹ      (sic)

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Filippo di Eracon ed Eufrò fecero per sé stessi

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Philippos (scil. son) of Herakon, and Euphro [ . . .] set this up for themselves.


Line 5: clearly for ἑαυτοῖς.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 480, pl. LXXXVIII, fig. 63 (not legible), whence SEG 9.725.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Text (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I. 48.)