IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.6. Presence inscription of a Syrian

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 (w: 3.00).
Letters: Lunate epsilon, sigma, cursive omega; L for ἔτους; small circle for stop.

Date: CE 51-52

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


(ἔτους) ((stop)) πβ´
[c. 6] Α [..]
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Ἀπαμ̣εὺϲ [ἥ]κω


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English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 82 [ . . . ] an Apameian, I came here.


For general introduction see on M.3.

Line 1:The same year as M.5.

Line 4: For the ethnic Ἀπαμεύς see also M.5.

Bibliography: Ferri, 1926, 4 and drawing, p.374, whence SEG 9.776
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Reynolds).


None available (2020).