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M.77. Funerary inscription for Astynphidas

Description: Limestone stele (w: 0.36 x h: 0.54) with acroteria and lunette or gable above containing a rosette in relief.
Text: Inscribed (line 1) on the architrave and (lines 2-4) within a round-headed panel flanked by pillars in relief; below the text is a swag in relief.
Letters: 0.02. Lunate sigma, epsilon, cursive omega; L for ἔτους; superscript bar above the figure in line 4; clearly-marked guidelines.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Sites between Berenike and Taucheira: Elved Ait el-Gazali, six kilometres SSW of Hamada (formerly Filzi) village, in a rock-cut chamber-tomb with M.78, M.79 and M.80; found in 1963.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Tocra Museum.


(ἔτους) ηι´
δ̣αϲ ἐτῶν
( vac. 2) οε´ ( vac. 2)



3: Λ might be Δ

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 18, Astynphilas (or Astynphidas), aged 75 years.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Previously unpublished.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds NS.XI.15)