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M.73. 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 within a rectangular panel; there has been an attempt to dress the rock-face so as to give the appearance of masonry.
Letters: Second-third centuries CE: 0.10; lunate epsilon and lunate sigma

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Sites between Berenike and Taucheira: quarry-necropolis of Hadrianopolis: above the entrance to the southern tomb (III). First recorded before 1935.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[Κλα]υδία Κράτεια
αὑτῆι καὶ τοῖϲ ἰδίοιϲ



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Κlaudia Krateia (scil. made this) for herself and her own people.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Pugliese-Carratelli, 1961, 19.4. whence SEG 20.772.d; mentioned Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1962.367, PHI 324523; republished Jones-Little, 1971, 3, p.63 and pl.III, whence SEG 26.1822, PHI 324717
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face