IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.284. Funerary inscription

Description: Roughly prepared limestone stele with projecting rectangle above, showing indications of nose, mouth and eyes on it, flanked by slanting features which are perhaps meant for praying hands (w: 0.21 x h: 0.31 x d: 0.10)
Text: Inscribed on the face of the stele above a decorative feature of crossing lines.
Letters: 0.015: probably L for ἐτῶν. Guidelines suggest that there may have been three lines of text, but very little is legible.

Date: First - second century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: East of Cyrene: Chersis, cemetery, near a rock-cut tomb, a group with M.282, M.283, M.284, M.285; found in 1988.
Original location: Kharsa cemetery
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum (Inv. no. 3581)


[---] Ι̣Ν̣Κ̣
( vac. ) (ἐτῶν) ι̣δ´



English translation

Translation source: Mohamed-Reynolds, 1995

[---] aged 14.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Mohamed-Reynolds, 1995, 3.c, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1997.711, SEG 45. 2155
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).