IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.187. ?Ephebic name

Description: Sandstone block (w: 1.00 x h: 0.37 x d: 0.60).
Text: Inscribed on one face, which is badly bamaged in the centre.
Letters: 0.04; lunate sigma; cursive omega.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Late Baths, Frigidarium (room 6), in the south wall; found in 1957.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- Φ?]όϲκο[ϲ Ϲερα]π̣ίωνοϲ



1: ]ΟϹΚΟϹ[ . . . . . . ].ΙΩΝΟϹ Kraeling, 1962

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ?Ph]osko[s (scil. son) of Sera]pion


One of the many fragments of ephebic texts found in the baths, P.178 to P.198.

There is probably a break between Σ and Κ; but a name like Φοσκος is not impossible.

Bibliography: Kraeling, 1962, 31.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (1957, The Oriental Institute - Chicago, 48770)