IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

T.33. Ephebic names

Description: Sandstone block (w: 0.55 x h: 0.33 x d: 0.30), from a group inscribed with T.28, T.29, T.30, T.31, T.32, T.34, T.33.
Text: Inscribed within an incised tabella ansata, which is broken away to the left; to the right, an incised palm branch and a caduceus.
Letters: 0.06.

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.


[--- Φιλοκ]άλω ((palm)) ((caduceus))
[--- Φιλο]κάλω
[--- Φι]λοκάλω


[---.....]ΑΛΩ palm caduceus

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

[ . . . (scil. son?)] of Philokalos, [ . . . (scil. son?)] of Philokalos, [ . . . (scil. son?)] of Philokalos.


This may have listed ephebic victors. The palm branch presumably denotes athletic victory, while the caduceus refers to Hermes, the patron of the Gymnasium.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds NS.II.38)