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M.74. 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 at an angle across one of the vertical faces left by the quarrying process.
Letters: average 0.175; roughly cut

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Sites between Berenike and Taucheira: quarry-necropolis of Hadrianopolis, on the rock face at the northern side of the quarry. First recorded probably in 1924.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.





English translation

Translation by: Editors

(Not usefully translatable.)


The impression is of a cutter's mark made on a piece of stone about to be extracted from the quarry, but in fact left in position.

Bibliography: Pugliese-Carratelli, 1961, 19.1 and fig.33, whence SEG 20.772.a, PHI 324523; mentioned Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1962.367; republished Jones-Little, 1971, 4, p.64 and plate, whence SEG 26.1823, PHI 324718
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face