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M.32. Fragmentary building inscription

Description: Fragmentary sandstone block (w: 0.65 x h: 0.60 x d: 0.19).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.23; very elaborate serifs. The height and the width of the trenches (0.02) seems to indicate monumental lettering.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: South of Berenike: Corniclanum/Ajdabia, re-used in the Fatimid Mosque; found 1970 by Abdulhamid Abdussaid.
Original location: Perhaps from a fort.
Last recorded location: Findspot: lying loose.





English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Not usefully translatable)


It is natural to expect some part of Αὐτοκράτωρ but there is no trace of Ο to the left, although the surface appears to survive to a sufficient extent.

Bibliography: Whitehouse, 1971-1972 RSIS III.14, but without texts.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds PN.I.8)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds PN.I.16)

   Fig. 3. Face (Reynolds PN.I.17)