IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.7. Ephebic? texts

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: Graffitο on an unrusticated block in the podium, three courses below P.6.
Letters: Square sigma; L for ἔτους; several hands.

Date: CE 69/70

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


(ἔτους) μ´ ΝΑ̣Ϲ[...]ΑΝΕ
ΜΛΤ̣Ι̣Ρ (ἔτους) ρ´ Μ[.]ΡΙ[---]


L ΜΝ.Ϲ[···]ΑΝΕ
ΜΛ..Ρ L ΡΜ[·]ΡΙ[---]


English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . Year 40 [ . . . ] Year 100 [ . . .


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

Line 1: Probably year 40 (M); alternatively the figure has been lost and after (ἔτους) is the beginning of a name such as Μνασίας

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. P.7, view