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B.56. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, with B.54 on the façade, B.56, B.57, B.58, B.59, B.60, B.61, B.62, B.63, B.64, B.65, B.66. B.67, B.68 on the interior walls.
Text: Inscribed on an internal wall.
Letters: No description

Date: Hellenistic or early Roman

Findspot: Berenike, Ain es-Selmani; recorded in 1860.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1860).






Crowe reported ΚΛΑ AMETIANΩ

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Klaudia (i.e. Claudia) (or Kal-) Megillo? or (scil. daughter) of Megillos


For the tomb see Bailey, art. cit. Probably Κλαυδία, whether given in full or abbreviated to Κλα; if used as a Roman nomen, a personal name (perhaps Μεγιλλώ) is likely to follow; if used as a personal name, a patronymic (possibly Μεγίλλω) is likely. Alternatively, the first name may have begun Καλ-: note, in addition to the many Greek names of this type, the Libyan name Καλαμερα.

Bibliography: Copied by F.H. Crowe in 1860, whence Bailey, 1988, 92 and fig. 5, whence Reynolds, 2002, 2, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 2004.439, SEG 52.1821.
Text constituted from: Transcription from previous publication (Reynolds).


None available (2020).