IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.301. Funerary inscription

Description: Round-headed stele of brown local limestone (no measurements).
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: The letters are cut rather inexpertly between guidelines which were cut quite expertly, apparently with a ruler. L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν.

Date: 132 CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: East of Cyrene: Sirat Sanidis; found and recorded by Dr Fadel Ali Mohammed in 2003.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot (2003)


(ἔτους) ρξγ´
( vac. 2) Ἀρράτα Μα-
( vac. 5)γνου
Ἀρέτα (ἐτῶν) κδ̣´ ( vac. 2)


ΑΡΕΤΑ L Κ.    

English translation

Translation by: Joyce M. Reynolds

In the year 163, Arrata (scil. daughter) of Magnus. Areta aged 24.


It appears that this refers to one woman, with two attempts at writing her name. The form commonly found at Cyrene is Ἀράτα.

The age appears to be 24, but could perhaps be 27.

Text constituted from: Transcription from copy (Reynolds).


None available (2020).