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P.170. Fragment

Description: Fragment of a limestone panel (w: 0.27 x h: 0.21 x d: 0.03).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second to third century CE: 0.05, lunate epsilon, angular omicron, cursive omega; traces of rubrication.

Date: Second to third century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Found in 1957, in the fill over Late Baths.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum


[---] Βαρ̣καῖοϲ Μ̣[---]
[---]ηϲ μόνοϲ Ι̣ [---]
[---]Ϲ̣ΤΩΝ Α̣ΠΑ̣[---]


[---].ΤΩΝ .Π.[---]


1: ].ΒΑΙΟ[ Kraeling, 1962
2: ]ΒΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΟϹΙ[ Kraeling, 1962
3: ]ΗϹ ΜΟΝΟϹ[ Kraeling, 1962 Kraeling suggested ζηϲ]ηϲ
4: ΕΤΩΝ ΑΠΑ Kraeling, 1962

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] Barkaios [ . . . ]


Kraeling saw this as a funerary text, reading a reference to age: but this is not clear.

Line 2: The could be an ethnic, for a local citizen, or the personal name.

Bibliography: Kraeling, 1962, 19, and pl.LIII D.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Kraeling, The Oriental Institute - Chicago, 49607)