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P.248. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade with P.247 and P.248.
Text: Inscribed on the façade above the door, above P.247, in a rectangular panel (w: 0.66 x h: 0.31) whose surface is badly damaged.
Letters: 0.035; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma.

Date: First century A.D

Findspot: Ptolemais: Quarry I.b.i, north wall.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[(ἔτους)] π̣´ Ειθαλ̣λ̣α̣ϲ [..]Λ̣Λ̣Α̣Ν̣
[.]ν̣ου̣ [---]
Ν̣[c. 5] ΑΡΗ [---]
5 ( vac. 5) (ἐτῶν) ο´


5           L Ο

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 80: Eithallas [(scil. son) . . . ] of [ . . . -]nos [ . . . ] aged 70.


Proabbaly recording at least two people, lines 1-2, 3-5.

The name in line 1, suggested by Cathein Dobias-Laou, is presumably related to the attested Ἰτθαλλάμμων

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds V.29, Tolmeita I. 29)