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M.292. Funerary inscription

Description: Roughly prepared limestone stele with projecting rectangle above. (w: 0.17 x h: 0.20 x d: 0.05).
Text: Inscribed on one face
Letters: Unevenly cut and aligned 0.25; lunate epsilon, square sigma apparently for ἔτους/ετῶν. There is a line above epsilon in line 4.

Date: 121 CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: East of Cyrene: Chersis; cemetery
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum: seen by C. Dobias-Lalou, 2004 (Inv. no. 4298)


(ἔτους) ρβν´
( vac. )(ἐτῶν) εο´



English translation

Translation source: Mohamed-Reynolds, 1995

?Year 152: ?THONRB ?aged 75


Line 1 appears to be a date, and the final line (3) looks very like an age at death. Line 2, however, makes no sense, and might possibly indicate the use of the Greek alphabet for a non-Greek language.

Bibliography: Mohamed-Reynolds, 1995, 8 and pl. XXVII.d, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1997.711, SEG 45.2161
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds, SB.IV.227)