IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.293. Funerary inscription

Description: Block of limestone (w: 1.10 x h: 0.34 x d: 0.46).
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: Second-third century: 0.9; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma; large ivy leaf stop in line 2.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Wadi Ziwana, necropolis just outside the line of the city wall; first recorded in 1935
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot 1961.


ἐποίηϲεν ἑ | [αυτῷ καὶ τοῖϲ]
( vac. 2) ἰδίοιϲ ((leaf)) ( vac. 3?) |


ΕΠΟΙΗϹΕΝΕ | [...........]
    ΙΔΙΟΙϹ        |

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] made (scil. this) for himself and his family.


Clearly one of at least four inscribed blocks from a monumental tomb of some pretensions.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds III.40)