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P.269. Funerary inscriptions

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade, with inscriptions P.267, P.268, P.269, P.270, GVCyr 43.
Text: Inscribed on the façade, to the right of P.267, above GVCyr 43. within a sunk tabella ansata (w: 0.70 x h: 0.35). In line 3 the cutter has avoided a hole in the stone
Letters: 0.03; cursive epsilon and omega, lunate sigma.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Quarry I.c, north wall; first recorded in 1825.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτουϲ) η´ Χοιάχ[ι . Ἰ]ω̣άνηϲ Εὐφρά-
νοροϲ (ἐτῶν) [.] ( vac. 1) Φιλήμων (ἐτῶν) κζ´
(ἔτουϲ) ι̣γ´ Ἰούδιον Εὐφ( vac. 1)ράνοροϲ (ἐτῶν) ιβ´
(ἔτουϲ) β´ Φαρμουθὶ κ´ Θεόδο-
5 ( vac. 3)τοϲ Εὐφρά- ( vac. 1)
( vac. 3)νοροϲ (ἐτῶν) λε´


5      ΤΟϹΕΥΦΡΑ-   
      ΝΟΡΟϹ L ΛΕ


1-2: Pacho could not make out the middle part of these lines; Norton saw a little more
3: ΕΓΤΟΥΔΙΟΝ Pacho, 1827; ἕ[κ]του Δί[ω]ν CIG, Vol.III; L-ουδιον Robinson, 1913
4: ΕΒΦΛ ΜΟΥΕΝΚ Pacho, 1827; ἑβ[δό]μου . . . . CIG, Vol.III; L ιβ΄Φαρμ[ουθι] κ΄ Robinson, 1913

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 8, Choiak ?, Ioanes (scil. son) of Euphranor aged ?; Philemon aged 27.

Year 13, Joudion (scil. child) of Euphranor, aged 12.

Year 2, Pharmouthi 20, Theodotos (scil. son) of Euphranor, aged 35.


Apparently Jewish names

Line 4, Year 2, Pharmouthi 20; since it is unlikely that there was a long gap between this and the preceding entry, the reign by which the first entries are dated was probably not much more than 13 years long - the earliest possible reign is that of Claudius, in which case this entry belongs to the reign of Nero.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 LXXVIII (printed as LXXIX), whence CIG, Vol.III, 5204; Robinson, 1913, from Norton, 197; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983, 32.c, whence SEG 33.1467, PHI 324641.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Transcription (1827, Pacho, plate LXXVIII, numbered LXXIX)

   Fig. 2. Text, with GVCyr 43 below (Reynolds XII.91.2)

   Fig. 3. Text, lower left, above GVCyr 43

   Fig. 4. Text, with GVCyr 43 below (E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, Tolmeita I.43)