IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.30. Fragmentary ?presence inscriptions

Description: Fragmentary sandstone block .
Text: Graffiti on one face, probably cut before the stones were quarried as blocks, in at least four hands; i upside down to ii.
Letters: i: lines 1, 2, 0.085-0.05, lunate omega and probably sigma; ii: line 1, 0.05, lunate sigma; line 3., 0. 0.065, lunate sigma; ll 3, 4, 0.04-0.08

Date: First to second century

Findspot: South of Berenike: Corniclanum/Ajdabia, re-used in a building.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[---] Ἰτθαλά̣μ[μων]
[--- ϲτρατ]ι̣ώτηϲ ( vac. 3)
[---]ΩΝ̣ [---]
[---]ονοϲ ( vac. 4)
( vac. 4) Νικαϲ[---]
( vac. 4) Δικο[---]
( vac. 4)Κ[---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Itthalamon, soldier [ . . . ] (followed by further names)


i.1: Ἰτθαλάμμων is a local name, and if the following line is part of the same text, it becomes clear that there was local recruiting into the unit which originally came from Syria.

Bibliography: Mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 21
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).