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T.22. Fragmentary ephebic name

Description: Sandstone block (w: 0.84 x h: 0.26 x d: 0.49), probably cut down for re-use.
Text: Incised on the exposed face, the text is likely to have continued into a block into the right.
Letters: 0.07.

Date: Late first century BCE - early second century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Byzantine 'fortress', reused in an internal wall; found in 1966.
Original location: Gymnasium
Last recorded location: Findspot.


( vac. ) [c. 4] |
( vac. )-δρον | [---]
( vac. ) Μ̣ | [---]


      [····] |
      ΔΡΟΝ | [---]
      . | [---]

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Not usefully translatable)


An ephebic graffito; since the accusative case is unusual in these texts the traces should probably be seen as from the centre, noit the end, of a name. The omicron has perhaps been converted to a badly written φίλος monogram, common in ephebic texts (see on P.9)

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1969, Joyce Reynolds)

   Fig. 2. Face (1969, Joyce Reynolds)