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T.138. Ephebic name

Description: Sandstone block (w: 0.73 x h: 0.57) from a group inscribed with T.132, T.133, T.134, T.135, T.136, T.137, T.138, T.139, T.140, T.141, T.142, T.143, T.144, T.145, T.727, T.146, T.147, T.148, T.149, T.150, T.151, T.152, T.153, T.154, T.155, T.156, T.157, T.158, T.159, T.160, T.161, T.162. Along second inscribed course.
Text: Incised on the face
Letters: Standard forms; 0.11

Date: Late first century BCE - early second century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: East Wall, in situ on the inner face, the second group south of the east gate.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot (2008)


Νικαίω (Νικαίω)



1: ΝιΑΡΚΟ Pacho, 1827
2: ΝΙΚΑΙΟΙ Pacho, 1827; Νικαίο[υ] CIG, Vol.III

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Marco di Nicia

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Markos (i.e. Marcus) (scil. son) of Nikaios (son of Nikaios)


THe mark at the end of line 2 appears to be a slanting stroke, indicating a homonymous father, as pointed out by Catherine Dobias-Lalou.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 LXXXI, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5320; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 183 (VII,49), pl.LXV, fig.13, whence SEG 9.454, PHI 324301.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Transcription (1827, Pacho, plate LXXXI)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds XII.97.2)

   Fig. 3. Face (Reynolds NS.II.10)

   Fig. 4. View of group (Reynolds NS.II.20)

   Fig. 5. View of group (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 6. View of wall (Reynolds, SB.V.300)