IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

T.80. Ephebic name

Description: Sandstone blocks (w: lengths varying x h: 0.36 x d: 0.50), on which formal inscriptions have been cut at irregular intervals along both courses, most of them within wreaths of varying patterns. The legible texts are T.75, T.76, T.77, T.78, T.79, T.80, T.81, T.82. The equally numerous illegible ones appear to have been deliberately erased presumably to make space.
Text: Incised on a block in the lower course, within a wreath. There is an extensive space to the left, where part of the surface is lost.
Letters: 0.02-0.04; lunate epsilon and sigma; L for ἔτους

Date: First century BCE-second century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Gymnasium (later Byzantine Baths), north wall, outer face, two lower courses above the podium.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot


(ἔτους) ϛι´
ϲ Κέλ-
( vac. 1)εροϲ



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 16. Loukios (i.e. Lucius) (scil. son) of Keler (i.e. Celer).


For commentary see on T.75.

Line 1: Year 16. Implying Augustus, Tiberius, Nero or Domitian if in the first century, Trajan, Hadrian, Pius or Marcus if in the second century

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. T.80 to the left, T.81 to the right (Reynolds, SB.V.273)