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M.175. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, with two chambers, which also contains M.176.
Text: Incised tabella ansata, under the first two niches of the outer chamber; the surface has been damaged.
Letters: Moderately well-cut, 0.045, square sigma, lunate omega, L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν; superscript bar above figures; traces of blue paint in tranches.

Date: 69/70 A. D.

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: south of Balagrae, Wadi el Gehia, cut into the bank of the Wadi; recorded in 1991, in a tomb which also contains M.176.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot


(Ἔτουϲ) ρ̣´, ἐπὶ ἱ̣αρέ-
ω̣ϲ Μαξίμω,
Χυάκι ϛκ´
Λ̣ύ̣ων Ἀν-
( vac. ) (ἐτῶν) ακ´


       L ΑΚ


1: ρ̣ could be π̣ or π̣ι̣
3: Χυαχὶ Mohamed-Reynolds, 2002; Χυάκι Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique
6: κα Mohamed-Reynolds, 2002; ακ Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique

English translation

Translation source: Mohamed-Reynolds, 2002

Year ?100, in the priesthood of Maximus, Choiak 26, ?Lyon (scil. son) of Androkles, aged 21.

French translation

Translation source: AE

L'an 100, sous la prêtrise de Maximus, le 26 Choiak, Lyon, fils d'Androkles, âgé de 21 ans.


Line 1: Year 100 (69/70 CE), on the assumption that ρ΄ is the correct reading.

Line 2: The eponymous priest of Apollo at Cyrene; a Maximus (Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Μάξιμος) is known in this function in the first century CE

Bibliography: Mohamed-Reynolds, 2002, 1, Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 2004.451, SEG 52.1841, AE 2002.1646.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).