IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

T.34. i. Building inscription and ii. Ephebic name

Description: Sandstone block (w: 0.56 x h: 0.355 x d: 0.49), from a group inscribed with T.28, T.29, T.30, T.31, T.32, T.34, T.33.
Text: Two texts: i inscribed, perhaps part of the same text as T.35, T.36; ii incised above i, within an incised tabella ansata (w: 0.42 x h: 0.185). The upper left surface of the stone is lost.
Letters: i: carefully cut formal letters, 0.11, with rustic elements, not unlike those of T.35. ii: line 1, 0.035; line 2, 0.045; line 3, 0.055; cursive M; a leaf at the end of line 3.

Date: i. Perhaps 2nd century CE

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


[---]um ẹx pu[blica pecunia ---]
[---] Δ̣ομ-
[έτιοϲ] Βάϲ-
ϲαροϲ ((leaf))



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(i) . . . ] from public money [ . . .

(i) . . . ] Dom[etios] Bassaros [ . . .


i: A building inscription, perhaps connected with work on the gymnasium itself. It could come from a lower register of the text to which T.35 belongs and may also be connected with T.36, the fragmentary Latin text recorded by Pacho.

For de/ex pecunia publica, "from public money" cf. C.166.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra II.2.8A, NS.III.8)