IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.300. Funerary fragment

Description: Fragment from the left side of a sandstone stele (no measurements)
Text: Inscribed on one face within a sunk area between broad flanking borders.
Letters: Perhaps first century CE, well cut and aligned: no measurements.

Date: Perhaps first century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: in the area of Barke; photographed in the museum in 1930.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Barke Museum (1930).


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-λοϲ Ἱππάλω̣ [---]
( vac. 3)ΕΞΗ( vac. 3)


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English translation

Translation by: Editors

[? Year X, ?Hippa]los (scil. son) of Hippalos


Line 1: The missing name might be Ἵππα]λος

Line 2 presumably gives the age at death. It is possible that a year sign has been lost at the end of line 1, in which case line 2 would contain a number, ?ἑξή(κοντα), sixty; but this is not a common abbreviation. An alternative abbreviation, also unusual, would be ἐ(τῶν) ξη΄, aged 68.

Text constituted from: Transcription from the photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: M.300(above), M.113 (below), M.114 and M.112 (Department of Antiquities, E. 1404)