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C.525. Funerary inscriptions, Tomb S.255

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the internal walls with C.520, C.521, C.522, C.523, C.524, C.525, C.526, C.527, C.528, C.529. The burial places are mostly vaults for inhumation, but with some niches for cinerary urns.
Text: Inscribed above the second niche in the East wall; each entry in a different hand.
Letters: Perhaps first century CE; line 1, 0.08; line 2, 0.11; lunate sigma, cursive omega, L for ἐτῶν in line 1 and probably also in line 2.

Date: Perhaps first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: South Necropolis, S.255.
Original location: South Necropolis, S.255.
Last recorded location: South Necropolis, S.255.


Θαιανῶ (ἐτῶν) κ̣ε´
Ἀριστοῦς (ἐτῶν) κγ´



2: E for L, but some of the lines may be tool marks left by those who excavated the tomb.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(scil. Tomb) of Thaianos, aged 25. (scil. Tomb) of Aristo, aged 23


It is possible that these should be read as the names, in the nominative, of two people, Theano and Aristous.

Bibliography: For the tomb, Cassels, 1955, S.255, Thorn, 2009, 248, with transcription.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).