IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.4. Ephebic? name

Description: Sandstone blocks, too high to measure, in the North Tower of the West Gate, inscribed, while in their present positions, on the North wall: P.1, P.2, P.3, P.4, P.5, P.6, P.7.
Text: Graffito on the raised central area of a block in the course below P.1, P.2 and P.3, to the left below P.3. There are other letters on the block, transcribed by Pacho as ΑΛ; they are on a different scale and alignment with this text, and with one another.
Letters: L for ἔτους.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: West Gate, North tower, north wall.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) ιγ´ Ῥοῦφος



Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 13. Rufo.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 13, Rouphos (i.e. Rufus).

Arabic translation

Translation by: Muna Abdelhamed

السنة 13، روفوس.


For this group of texts see commentary on P.1.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 pl. LXXIV and Letronne, p. 402, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5228; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 502 (26) p. 249 whence SEG 9.386, PHI 324235.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Transcription (1827, Pacho, plate LXXIV)

   Fig. 2. P.3 above, P.4 one course lower (Reynolds NS.XII.6)