IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.17. Presence inscription

Description: Outcrop of natural rock, on which texts are cut more or less roughly, in a series of different hands, with dates ranging from 15/16 to 52 CE: M.3, M.4, M.5, M.6, M.7, M.8, M.9, M.10, M.11, M.12, M.13, M.14, M.15, M.16, M.17, M.18, M.19, M.20, M.21, M.22, M.23, M.24, M.25, M.26, and perhaps M.27. They may be described as graffiti although the surviving example and the photographs show that their production often involved much more effort than the normal graffito.
Text: Incised on the surface, wihout a frame; no measurements.
Letters: Probably lunate sigma, L for ἔτους.

Date: CE 49-50+

Findspot: South of Berenike: Beside the ancient road from Corniclanum/Ajdabia, leading south to the oasis of Gialo; recorded in 1923.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Now covered by modern houses.


(ἔτους) π̣[.]´
ΗϹ[.]Ρ̣[.]Ο̣ [---]


L .[·]


2: perhaps Ἀντι[μ]ά[χ]ης; Ἀντί[ο]χ[ος] Ferri, 1926; Ἀντι[π]ά[τ]ρου Cumont, 1927
3: ἥ[κω . . ?] Ferri, 1926

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 8-. Anti[- . . .


For general introduction see M.3.

Bibliography: Ferri, 1926, 15, with a drawing, p.381, on which Cumont, 1927, whence SEG 9.787.
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Reynolds).


None available (2020).