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P.285. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb
Text: Inscribed on the façade to the left of the door, now partly covered by a modern hut; the façade has been elaborately treated to imitate masonry .
Letters: First-second century: 0.34; superscript bar above abbreviated praenomen.

Date: First to second centuries CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Quarry III, south wall, to the west of P.284; first recorded in 1825.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Π(οπλίου) Κλαυδίου Λύ̣κα




ΤΙΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ Pacho, 1827; Τιβ.? Κλ. Πιλακυος Masson-Reynolds, 1978 Clermont-Ganneau recorded ΠΙΛΑΔΥΟΥ, whence LGPN Πιλαδυος?

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(i.e. Tomb) of P(oplios) Klaudios (i.e. P(ublius) Claudius) Lykas


Identified by Oliverio with P.280, but here praenomen and nomen are reasonably easy to see while the cognomen is almost entirely hidden, which accords with Pacho's reading.

The text read by Clermont-Ganneau could be a separate one, perhaps to be read as the name Πιλακυος or Πιλαδυος; but Robert, art.cit., supports the present reading, and therefore the identification of the two texts.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 LXXVIII (printed as LXXIX), whence CIG, Vol.III, 5212. Apparently the text copied by Clermont -Ganneau and published, from his notes, Masson-Reynolds, 1978, 2, whence LGPN V1-61549, Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1979.653, SEG 27.1199
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


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