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P.243. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed with P.242 and P.243.
Text: Inscribed on the façade above the door, next to P.242.
Letters: Probably first century CE: 0.09 - 0.12; lunate epsilon; superscript bar above the abbreviated praenomen; roughly cut.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Quarry I.b.i, north wall; first recorded in 1910.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Λ(ούκιοϲ) Ἀβούκιοϲ Εὔτυχοϲ




1: ΛΛBOYKI . . .ΕΥΤΥΧ Robinson, 1913

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Loukios Aboukios (i.e. Lucius Abuccius) Eutychos.


A superscript bar above the first letter shows that it is a praenomen.

For the last two letters of the nomen Ἀβούκιος/Abuccius (for which see W.Schulze, Zur Geschichte Lateinischer Eigennamen, p. 359) the cutter dropped register in order to avoid a crack in the stone.

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, from Norton, 88, whence Sammelbuch, I.5923.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Text (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I.83)