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P.49. Name fragment

Description: Limestone block (w: 1.14 x h: 0.27 x d: 0.41).
Text: Inscribed on the exposed face of the block.
Letters: First to second centuries CE: 0.135; ivy leaf stops.

Date: First to second centuries CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: re-used in the wall a little north of the West Gate; found in 1935.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


T(itus) ((stop)) Flauius ((stop)) Au[---]



English translation

Translation by: Editors

T(itus) Flavius Au[---]


On the walls see Kraeling, op.cit. p. 52 f. and on the relevance of this inscription to the date of their present form, p. 61 f.; he associates its re-use with the rebuilding of this stretch of the curtain after a remodelling of the West Gate, perhaps in the third century.

Perhaps Au[g(usti) lib(ertus) ...], but AV may also be the opening of a cognomen, e.g. Auctus; if the former, the text is new evidence for an office of the imperial civil service at Ptolemais.

Bibliography: Mentioned as unpublished, Applebaum, 1951, 183; published Kraeling, 1962, 1-62 and pl. LII A. Mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 95.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Chicago, 49625.)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds)