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M.261. Funerary inscription

Description: Stele of brown limestone with crude head and neck projecting above (w: 0.24 x h: 0.27 x d: 0.10).
Text: inscribed on one face which is very worn.
Letters: Freehand letters; 0.02; lunate epsilon, square sigma, very roughly and lightly cut; line 2 is between strongly marked guidelines.

Date: First - third century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: East of Cyrene: Limnias; found in 1959.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum. (Inv. no. 1508)


(ἔτους) θ̣´
Ο̣[...]Λ̣ΑΓ̣[...]ΓΑ ( vac. 1)Ι
ἐτῶν εἰκοσιπ-
( vac. )έ̣ν̣τε ( vac. )


L .
.[···].Α.[···]ΓΑ  Ι

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 9: ?? aged 25.


Line 1: the year is 9 or perhaps 5; but these may simply be casual traces.

Bibliography: Reynolds-Bacchielli, 1987 Catalogo 15 and fig. 51, whence SEG 37.1694.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. M.261 and M.262 (Reynolds III.56)