IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.9. ?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: 2.00), wihout a frame.
Letters: Lunate epsilon, lunate and standard sigma, perhaps 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: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Now covered by modern houses.






1: . . . . ?ω?ν Ferri, 1926
2: . . . . ?μογένου Ferri, 1926; . . . Ἔρ]μογένου[ς] Cumont, 1927
3: . . . . . ?τι[ .ε]υϲ Ferri, 1926; Ἀν]τι[οχ]εύς Cumont, 1927
4: . . . ?υοϲ Ferri, 1926

English translation

Translation by: Editors

-on (scil. son) of Hermogenes, from Antioch, a Syrian .


For general introduction see M.3.

Bibliography: Ferri, 1926, 7, with a drawing, p.375, on which Cumont, 1927 whence SEG 9.779.
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Reynolds).


None available (2020).