IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.43. Fragment

Description: Panel of sandstone (w: 0.48 x h: 0.37 x d: 0.065).
Text: Inscribed on one face which is very badly worn.
Letters: Very irregular: 0.085 – 0.103; square omicron, lunate sigma.

Date: First century BCE - third century CE

Findspot: South of Berenike: Corniclanum/Ajdabia, near the Petroleum post at Zuweitina; found in 1969.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Benghazi Museum.





English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Not usefully translatable)


A small Roman fort is reported here and a few kilometres away a settlement which may have served as port for Corniclanum (Agedabia). See D. Whitehouse, RSIS III (1972) 14.

The reading is very uncertain and it is by no means clear that the text is either Greek or from the Graeco-Roman period; cf. M.41, M.42.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).