IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.142. Fragmentary ?building inscription

Description: Limestone block (w: 0.45 x h: 0.33, depth not measurable)
Text: Painted in red on a plaster coating on the exposed face.
Letters: Fourth-fifth century; 0.035; lunate epsilon and sigma, cursive omega; carefully written

Date: Fourth-fifth century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Street of the Monuments north side, reused in a late wall; found in 1962
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[τ]οϲ ἡγεμω̣-
[ν] ((scroll))


[.] scroll

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] the distinguished governor (i.e. clarissimus praeses)


The text probably indicates building activity by a fourth or fifth century governor.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I.56)