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A.80. Funerary? fragment

Description: Fragment from a stele of limestone, trimmed down on the left side (w: 0.18 x h: 0.27 x d: 0.19).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Perhaps second-third century: line 1, 2, 0.035; line 3f., 0.02-3; lunate sigma and cursive mu, omega; the mark opening wide on one side concludes line 5, which is perhaps the last of the text.

Date: Perhaps second-third century CE

Findspot: Apollonia: Unrecorded. Found in 1963.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Apollonia Museum, 2008.


5[---] ((stop)) ν´ ((scroll))


5[---] Ν scroll

English translation

Translation by: Joyce M. Reynolds

(Not usefully translatable.)


Line 5 suggests that the text ended with a figure, Ν = 50, which is likely to be an age, so that the stone is probably funerary.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1976, 71 and plate LXXII, whence SEG 27.1164.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds)


   Fig. 1. Face (E.Alföldi-Rosenbaum: Reynolds IX.50)

   Fig. 2. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Face (2008, H.Walda)