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M.72. Funerary inscription

Description: A quarry with three rock-cut tombs cut into a quarry, with inscriptions M.71 is in the east wall, M.72 on the south wall, M.73 on the west wall and M.74 on the north wall.
Text: Inscribed on the façade above the door within a sunk tabella ansata (w: 1.21 x h: 0.53).
Letters: Second century CE: 0.07

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Sites between Berenike and Taucheira: quarry-necropolis of Hadrianopolis: above the entrance to the east tomb. Photographed in 1924.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


ἀπελευθέρων Εὐ-
γένους καί δού-
λων αὐτοῦ



English translation

Translation by: Editors

(scil. Tomb) of the freedmen and slaves of Eugenes


The tomb of the slaves and freedmen of the familia of Eugenes, presumably a citizen of Hadrianopolis owning considerable property. There is no parallel to this formula in Cyrenaica.

Bibliography: Pugliese-Carratelli, 1961, 19.3 and fig.34, whence SEG 20.772.c, PHI 324523; mentioned Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1962.367; republished Jones-Little, 1971, 2, p.2 and pl.III, fig. 4, whence SEG 26.1821, PHI 324716
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


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