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M.71. Funerary inscription

Description: A quarry with three rock-cut tombs cut into a quarry, with M.71 on the east wall, M.72 on the south wall, M.73 on the west wall and M.74 on the north wall.
Text: Inscribed on the façade above the door in a sunk rectangular panel (w: 0.93 x h: 0.40).
Letters: Second century CE; 0.08; traces of modern plaster in the letters

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Sites between Berenike and Taucheira: quarry-necropolis of Hadrianopolis: above the entrance to the north-east tomb. First recorded in 1924.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


ἐκ τῆς πόλεως



English translation

Translation by: Editors

(scil. Tomb) of free (i.e. ?freed) men from the city.


Line 2: the word πόλις confirms the identification of a site near Driana as that of Hadrianopolis.

Bibliography: Pugliese-Carratelli, 1961, 19.2 and fig.33, whence SEG 20.772.b, PHI 324523; mentioned Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1962.367; republished Jones-Little, 1971, 1, p.62 and Pl.III, fig. 4, whence SEG 26.1820, PHI 324715
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face

   Fig. 2. Face