IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

M.93. Funerary inscription

Description: Brown limestone stele with simple acroteria above flanking a broken projection which probably represented a crude head (w: 0.31 x h: 0.41 x d: 0.08).
Text: Inscribed on one face. The cutter has avoided a hole in the stone in line 2.
Letters: 0.025-0.03; lunate epsilon, sigma, omega.

Date: First to second century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Eshavo, south of Farzuga; found in 1968, with M.94.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tocra Museum


(ἔτους) ει´ Θώθυ
θκ´ Ἀνϲ̣χαν-
τος ἐτῶν ξ̣´



2: Or θ Κάνσχαντος

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 15, Thothy 29; Anschantos, aged ?60.


Lines 2, Thoth 29: but κ may be the inital of the name, giving Thoth 9.

Line 3: the numeral is unclear; aged 60, or perhaps 7.

Bibliography: Reynolds-Bacchielli, 1987 Catalogo 43 and fig. 77, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1989.839, SEG 37.1728
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds 1971, NS.XIV.20)