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M.98. Funerary inscription

Description: Lower part of a brown limestone stele, reconstructed from four pieces (w: 0.37 x h: 0.40 x d: 0.095).
Text: Inscribed on one face within a panel defined on either side by a plain moulding.
Letters: Average: 0.015; lunate sigma and omega, probably epsilon; square sigma for digamma. In line 1 there appears to be a horizontal bar above N; dots for stops.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Ghot Jinoubl. Found in 1971.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tocra Museum


((stop))ν´((stop)) Ε̣[..]Α̣ΡΙ̣Ι̣-
-ος Π[ι]νυ-
ταϲ ἐ̣[τ]ῶ̣ν̣
( vac. 3) ((stop)) κϛ´ ( vac. 2)


Ν .[··].Ρ..

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

? (Year)] 50 [ . . . ]os Pinytas, aged 26.


Line 1: The number (50) seems most likely to be a year.

Pinytas is attested as a masculine name LGPN V5b-47410; if it is the case here, then this man is presumably using a double name, or tria nomina, as in M.99. It is less likely that he is described using a matronymic.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Monument

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds 1971.1, NS.XIV.24)