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P.166. Funerary inscription

Description: Limestone base in the form of a column (diameter h: 1.09 x diam.: c. 0.58) with moulding at the top and bottom and a further band of moulding 0.085 below top moulding.
Text: Inscribed between the top and second moulding, and below the latter (height 0.88); leaves at the beginning and end of each line and two below the text.
Letters: 0.035-0.04; alpha with crooked cross bad; w shaped omega; square sigma.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: to the north of the Street of the Monuments; found in 1915.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum, Room 2.


Γ(αΐωι) Ἰουλίωι Ἐπινείκωι ἥρωι ἐπήκοωι
Γ(άϊοϲ) Ἰούλιοϲ Παυϲανίαϲ καὶ Κοκκεΐα
((leaf)) ( vac. 3) Θάλεια ((leaf)) ( vac. )
((leaf)) ( vac. 2) οἱ γονεῖϲ ((leaf)) ( vac. )



English translation

Translation by: Editors

For G(aios) Ioulios (i.e. G(aius) Julius) Epineikos, hero, who hears our prayers, G(aios) Ioulios (i.e. G(aius) Julius) Pausanias and Kokkeia (i.e. Cocceia) Thaleia his parents (scil. dedicated this).


Line 1: On heroisation of the dead see Dobias-Lalou, art.cit.

Bibliography: Ghislanzoni, 1915, 153 no. 3, whence SEG 9.411, PHI 324260; mentioned, Dobias-Lalou, 2006, 87 whence SEG 56.2036; further discussion by Dobias-Lalou, 2016b, 170
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Left side (Reynolds XIII.13.2)

   Fig. 2. Right side (Reynolds XIII.13.1)

   Fig. 3. View from the right side (Reynolds XIII.34)