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P.250. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb
Text: Inscribed on the façade above a door (no panel), on a surface destroyed to left and badly cracked before the last letter on the right end.
Letters: 0.18; lunate sigma; roughly cut

Date: First century A.D

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


[---]Ρ̣ Δράκοντοϲ [(ἐτῶν)] α´




1: Robinson did not report the first Rho

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] of Drakon, aged [1 or 1+]


Line 1: Α, aged 1, 11, or a multiple of 10+1; another figure may be lost in the break. Drakon might be the owner of the tomb, or the father of someone whose name ended in R.

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, from Norton, 87, whence Sammelbuch, I.5922
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, V.32, Tolmeita I.32)