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P.381. Funerary inscription

Description: Part of the left side of a sandstone funerary stele (w: 0.34 x h: 0.48 x d: 0.15).
Text: Inscribed on one face within a sunk panel (w: 0.30 x h: 0.30).
Letters: Line 1 not measurable; lines 2-5, 0.04; lunate epsilon and sigma; large leaf stops after the first letter of line 3 and the second of line 4 .

Date: First - fourth century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: original findspot unrecorded; found in 1941.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Musem


ΜΕ [---]
Γ ((leaf)) Ἀριμμ[---]-
-εϲ̣ ((leaf)) Παυλῖ[νε ---]
5Ἀμμιανὲ B[---]


Γ ΑΡΙΜΜ[---]
Ε. ΠΑΥΛΙ[..---]

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ]Arimmas [ . . . ] Paulinos [ . . . ] Ammianos [ . . .


Possibly Γ(άϊε) but since the name which follows does not seem to be a nomen, it may be a figure - 3 - concluding a date; line 1 could then be interpreted as ἔ[τους…] and line 2 as part of the name of the month.

Since the names are in the vocative an imperative, such as εὔψυχι, must have concluded the text.

Bibliography: Unpublished
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds XIII.39)