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M.2. Building? inscription by a governor

Description: A limestone column drum, with a stuccoed surface.
Text: Inscribed on the stuccoed surface, now damaged above and at the left side. The inscription is in a different hand from M.1 and was never plastered over; it was presumably cut in a later reorganisation of the monument.
Letters: 0.06; Y for V in line 3; freehand capitals, closely set and irregular.

Date: Fourth century CE

Findspot: South of Berenike: Arae Philaenorum; reused to form part of the north side of enclosure D; found in 1951.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


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[c. 7] ALII [---] AO [---]
[c. 6] p̣r(a)esi[de] eiusde[m]
[prou]inciae ( vac. 2) [d(euoto)] ny(mini) m(aiestati)q(ue)
[---] ẹius ( vac. 1)


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[....]INCIAE    [.]NYMQ


2: eius : bius restored as Flabius Goodchild, 1952; INS explained as eius AE

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] governor of the same province, being devoted] always to his [divinity and majesty


Line 1: Presumably from the name of a governor, probably of Cyrenaica rather than Tripolitania (see on M.1).

Line 3: A previous reference to the province is implied.

Line 3-4: On the formula, by this time well-established in abbreviated form, see H. Gundel, Epigraphica XV (1953) 128f.

Bibliography: Goodchild, 1952 99f and 109 ff with illustration fig 5B (drawing); whence AE 1954.184b, whence EDH 018134, whence Salama, 1965, 41 n.14, U. Gehn Last Statues of Antiquity 2832
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).