IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.281. Funerary inscription

Description: Small funerary stele of brown limestone, trapezoid with a pyramidal boss on top, perhaps intended to suggest a head and bust (w: 0.34-0.215 x h: 0.415 x d: 0.11)
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Probably first-second century: 0.035 - 0.045; lunate epsilon, sigma, omega; irregular and poorly aligned. The numeral in line 4 is smaller, and not really aligned with the text.

Date: Probably first to second centuries CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: East of Cyrene: Safsaf, on the upper Plateau; found in 1963.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum: Casa Parisi (Inv. no. 1526)


Ἱϲτιέα Ι-
ϹΟ ἐτῶ-
( vac. 2)ν ( vac. 2)
κ´ ( vac. 4)



1-2: Ἱϲτιεαῖϲ Reynolds-Bacchielli, 1987; Ἱϲτιέα ΙϹΟ Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique
2: Ο: either for Θ = (obiit) or a mason's error for ΟϹ Reynolds-Bacchielli, 1987

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Histiea ?, aged 20


For the name see Dobias-Laou, loc.cit.

Bibliography: Reynolds-Bacchielli, 1987 Catalogo 27 and fig. 62, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1989.839, SEG 37.1683
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds IX.65)