IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.47. Fragmentary text

Description: Upper left corner of a sandstone block (w: 0.28 x h: 0.405 x d: 0.26).
Text: Inscribed on the face of the block. Since the first letter in line 2 is sliced vertically, either the block was part of a composite monument or it has been cut down for re-use.
Letters: Perhaps first century CE; 0.13.

Date: Perhaps first century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: West Gate, lying loose nearby: found in 1966.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum.





English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Not usefully translatable)


The text may have contained names, but could also be imperial: ὑπὲρ νίκης … Αὐτοκράτορος, ? for the victory of the Emperor.

Bibliography: Excavated and identified by Goodchild, but not previously published.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds, IV.22)