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P.67. Funerary inscription for a Roman soldier

Description: Block of limestone, trimmed away on either side for re-use.
Text: Inscribed on exposed face.
Letters: Second to third centuries CE; superscript bar above the figure in line 4; small triangular stops after each word.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: West Church; excavated in 1935.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum


[D(is)] ( vac. 2) M(anibus)
[---]s ((stop)) P(ubli) ((stop)) f(ilius) ((stop)) [---]
[---]us ((stop)) be[neficiarius ---]
[---leg(ionis) I]II ((stop)) Au[g(ustae) ---]
5[curante?] Cl(audio) ((stop)) Aị[---] .


[.]    M
[---]S P F [---]
[---]US BE[...........---]
[---....]II AU[.---]
5[.......]CL A.[---]

4: The superscript bar shows that the figure is incomplete at the left.
5: The final letter might be E, F

English translation

Translation by: Editors

[To the Gods] of the dead. . . . son of P(ublius) . . . be[neficarius . . . of the] ?third Augustan [legion; the person responsible was] Claudius AI[ . . .


Line 4: For another record of Legion III Augusta at Ptolemais see P.201

Bibliography: Goodchild-Reynolds, 1962, 2.b, whence AE 1969/70.640, whence EDH 012433
Text constituted from: Transcription from the photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Close view (1971.6)

   Fig. 2. View (1971.5)