IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.48. Military dedication

Description: Fragment from the right side of a panel. From a group of inscribed stones, M.45, M.46, M.47, M.48, M.49, and M.55.
Text: Inscribed on the face, which has a simple moulding to the left.
Letters: Carefully cut small Greek letters, lunate epsilon and sigma, cursive omega.

Date: First - third century CE

Findspot: South of Berenike: Esc-Sheleidima; found and photographed by members of an Italian army unit in 1927.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1927)


[---] Ἰούλιοϲ
[---]Ρ̣ ἱππεύ-
---στρά?]τωρ εὐ-
5[--- ἀν]έ̣[θ]ηκ-
[εν ---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] Ioulios (i.e. Julius) [ . . . ] cavalryman [ . . . ] set this up.


For this group of texts see on M.45

Seems to be a dedication to a shrine.

Line 3: Perhaps the name [Βίκτω]ρ; for another cavalry man cf. M.55

Line 4: For στρά]τωρ see on M.3; but this could be from another name, such as Βίκ]τωρ.

Lines 5-6: The verb could be singular or plural.

Text constituted from: Transcribed from photographs (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View of the group, M.45-M.55 (1927, Department of Antiquities, F. 1058)

   Fig. 2. Face (detail from F. 1058)