Sandstone block reused in the city wall (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on front face.
0.05-0.06; seemingly pre-Augustan script.
Place of Origin
First half of first century B.C. (lettering)
Found in 1962 by R.G. Goodchild in Taucheira pleiades; HGL (the city being re-named Arsinoe at the time of the inscription): re-used in the wall of the late guardroom on the extramural side of the South tower of the East gate .
Last recorded Location
Seen by J.M. Reynolds before 1995 in situ.
Not seen by IGCyr team; edited from J.M. Reynolds' observations.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (J.M. Reynolds).
Not previously published
An 4. Zèn [---] fils d'Haniokhos.
Year 4. Zen [---] son of Haniochos.
Anno 4. Zen [---] figlio di Haniochos.
السنة 4. زين [---] بن هانيوخوس.
J.M. Reynolds observed that the stonecutter perhaps did not finish the name beginning with Ζην- because avoiding an isolated delta already cut there.
Most names dated with a year are considered of Roman time. However J.M. Reynolds thought that the lettering of this one was older. If so, we do not know to which event the era was related.
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