IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.4. Name

Description: Outcrop of natural rock, on which texts are cut more or less roughly, in a series of different hands, with dates ranging from 15/16 to 52 CE: M.3, M.4, M.5, M.6, M.7, M.8, M.9, M.10, M.11, M.12, M.13, M.14, M.15, M.16, M.17, M.18, M.19, M.20, M.21, M.22, M.23, M.24, M.25, M.26, and perhaps M.27. They may be described as graffiti although the surviving example and the photographs show that their production often involved much more effort than the normal graffito.
Text: Incised on the surface (2.50).
Letters: Cursive omega.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: South of Berenike: Beside the ancient road from Corniclanum/Ajdabia, leading south to the oasis of Gialo; recorded in 1923.
Original location: Last seen 1923; now covered by modern houses.
Last recorded location: Last reported 1923; now covered by modern houses.






1: Πό(πλιος) Λαλάμμων or Ναλάμμων Ferri, 1926; Πολλαλάμμων Masson, 1976 with SEG

English translation

Translation by: Editors



For general introduction see on M.3.

For the name Ἀλάμων see P.43. LGPN suggests Πολλάμων (LGPN V1-62008).

Bibliography: Ferri, 1926, 2, drawing and photograph, 371; SEG 9.774; cf Masson, 1976, 61
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Reynolds).


None available (2020).