IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.354. Ephebic names

Description: Fragment of a moulded marble base (w: 0.25 x h: 0.12 x d: 0.17)
Text: Inscribed i on a lower moulding, below a dressed face; ii on the opposite face. On the dressed face above i almost nothing survives but the base of a K in the last line.
Letters: i, clear but irregular; ii, 0.025 deeply cut.

Date: First century BCE to second century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: original findspot unrecorded.
Original location: Probably from the gymnasium
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum


[--- Δ]ημήτριο[---]
[--- Κ]εφάλω [.. ? ..]
[(ἔτους)?] β´ Πτο[λεμαῖος ---]


[---.]ΕΦΑΛΩ[.. ? ..]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(a): . . . D]emetrio[s . . .

(b): . . . of K]ephalos [ . . . ] ?Year 2 Pto[lemaio- . . .


Since the lettering of both i and ii is rough enough to suggest informal texts, the stone probably came from the gymnasium, and bore a formal text, now missing, which may well have been an ephebic dedication to Hermes and Herakles.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face i (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I (NB V.53)

   Fig. 2. Face i (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds, III.3)

   Fig. 3. Face ii (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds, III.2)

   Fig. 4. Face ii (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I (NB V.52)