IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

T.28. Ephebic names

Description: Sandstone block (w: 0.61 x h: 0.34 x d: 0.47), from a group inscribed with T.28, T.29, T.30, T.31, T.32, T.34, T.33.
Text: Inscribed within a deeply but roughly incised tabella ansata, the left edge lost (w: 0.52 x h: 0.27)
Letters: Line 1, 0.07, lines 2,4, 0.05, line 3, 0.06; lunate sigma

Date: First to second century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Gymnasium (later Byzantine Baths), loose on the street wall; found in 1962.
Original location: Gymnasium
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Τ?]ούρβων Φιλο-
( vac. )κάλω
[Φ]ιλόκαλοϲ Φι-
( vac. 1)λοκάλω ( vac. )




3: [Φι]λόκαλος Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Turbone di Filocalo. Filocalo di Filocalo

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Tourbon (scil. son) of Philokalos. Philokalos (scil. son) of Philokalos.


In these ephebic texts it is not always easy to determine the sense of a genitive: 'friend of' or 'son of'. Here we seem to be dealing with family relationships.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 463, whence SEG 9.548.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 2. Face

   Fig. 3. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra II.I.27A, NS.III.33)