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M.130. Funerary inscription

Description: Sandstone funerary stele, broken above (w: 0.24 x h: 0.36 x d: 0.07)
Text: Inscribed on one face. A large X has been cut over the inscription.
Letters: Perhaps second century CE; 0.03-0.04; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma. There are strongly marked guide-lines above and below 1.3

Date: Perhaps second century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Batta (formerly Oberdan), about 300m. from the village square with M.128, M.129, M.131 and M.132; found in 1938.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum


[ϲε] Γάϊοϲ
[(ἐτῶν)] ε´



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Gaios (i.e. Gaius) died, aged 5.


No comment (2020).

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds NS.XIII.11)