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P.212. Funerary inscription

Description: Fragment of limestone moulded above (w: 0.33 x h: 0.34 x d: 0.18).
Text: Inscribed on one face of a limestone fragment, which has been damaged since it was first published.
Letters: Second century: 0.09; lunte sigma; horizontal bar above the numerals.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: East area, near the former Ufficio Politico; found in 1915.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum.


[---] Κλεοπάτ̣ρα Ϲ[---]
[--- ἐτε]λεύτηϲεν ιθ´ [---]




1: Κλεοπάτρας Ghislanzoni, 1915; Κλεοπάτρα Σ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 ; the stone has since been damaged.
2: [ἐτε]λετεύσεν ιθ΄ Ghislanzoni, 1915 so Oliverio; the stone has since been damaged, but it seems not impossible that the line should have read: ἐτε]λεύτησεν L θ΄, died aged 9.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

- Cleopatra - morì (di anni) 19.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Kleopatra [ . . . ] died (scil. at) 19, or aged 9.


The stone has been damaged since its first publication.

Bibliography: Ghislanzoni, 1915, 153 no. 4, whence SEG 9.412, PHI 324261; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 530 (54), whence SEG 9.405, PHI 324254
Text constituted from: Transcription and previous publications (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita IV.25, NS.XVII.25)