IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.205. Funerary inscription

Description: Two adjoining pieces of a sandstone block with a plain moulding to the right, broken away to the left (w: 0.94 x h: 0.51 x d: 0.20).
Text: Inscribed across the face.
Letters: Probably first century CE: 0.06; triangular stop.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: North East Quadrant; found in 1962.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[--- Ἄμ?]μ̣ωνο[..]ς ((stop)) ἡατῶ (sic)
[καὶ τῦς τεκ]νῦς ( vac. ) (sic)
[---] ( vac. 3)


[---..].ΩΝΟ[··]Σ ΗΑΤΩ(sic)
[.........]ΝΥΣ      (sic)

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

? Am]mono[-]s (scil. built this) for himself and his children


A funerary inscription recording the construction of a family tomb.

In line 1 it is just possible tha tthe break reflects an original fault in the stone, and thathere were no letters between ο and ς

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita II. 40)