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P.279. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb.
Text: Inscribed on the façade above the door (no panel); in lines 2 and 3 the cutter has had to avoid holes in the stone.
Letters: Line 1, 0.155; line 2, 0.11; line 3, 0.10; cursive omega; superscript bar above the abbreviated praenomen.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Quarry II.i, south wall; found in 1825.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Λ(ούκιος) Πετρώνιος
Ἐπαφρόδιτο( vac. 1)ς
ἑαυτῶ καὶ τοῖ( vac. 1)ς ἰδίοις̣



English translation

Translation by: Editors

L(oukios) Petronios (i.e. L(ucius) Petronius) Epaphroditos, for himself and his family.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Copied by Beechey, Thorn, 2006 290, VIII, whence SEG 56.2036; published by Pacho, 1827 pl.LXXVIII (printed as LXXIX) with Letronne, p. 403, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5222; Masson-Reynolds, 1978, 19 copy by M.Guirand (1895) mentioned.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


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

   Fig. 2. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I. 97)