IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.200. Fragmentary ?ephebic names

Description: Sandstone fragments; i is a limestone fragment (w: 0.96 x h: 0.25 x d: 0.17), ii. (w: 0.29 x h: 0.32 x d: 0.13)
Text: Inscribed on one face, probably with ephebic graffiti
Letters: L for ἔτους; i. 0.08; ii. 0.105; apparently a superscript bar above the third letter.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: House of the Triapsidal Hall; found in 1962.
Original location: Probably from the Gymnasium
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[---](ἔτους) ι´ Μ[---]
(ἔτους) θ´ Δ- Ε[---]


[---] L ΙΜ[---]
L ΘΔΕ[---]


ii: A superscript bar above the third letter, which may be the base of Ι or Ξ. Ε a small letter within Δ, presumably from a patronymic

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(i). Year 10. M[- . . .

(ii). Year 9. D[- . . (scil. son) of ] E[- . . .


ii: Apparently the beginning of a name with the letters of the patronymic written small inside and between its own letters; for this practice, typical of ephebic inscriptions, see C.61, C.123, C.124, and many examples at Ptolemais: P.2, P.11, P.13, P.14, P.69, P.91, P.124, P.133, P.134, P.178, P.182, P.185, P.190.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: P.200.ii, Unidentified, P.200.i (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita II.48)