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T.24. Fragmentary Christian inscription

Description: Left side of a broken sandstone block (w: 0.48 x h: 0.27 x d: 0.15).
Text: Inscribed on one of the exposed faces.
Letters: Line 1, 0.13; line 2, 0.045; probably square sigma and lunate sigma, cursive omega, cursive alpha.

Date: Probably sixth century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Byzantine 'fortress'; found in 1966.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot, lying loose in late buildings to the west.


((crux)) ΙϹ̣ΤΗ̣[.]ΜΙ̣Ο̣Ι̣ [---]
ΠΙΔ̣ΟϹ ( vac. ) ΚΩΜ[---]


ΠΙ.ΟϹ      ΚΩΜ[---]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

(Not usefully translatable.)


Line 2: This line may contain parts of the words ἐλπίδος (of hope) and κώμης (comes), or κώμη (village).

Bibliography: Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 223.c, whence SEG 53.2071.4
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds, IV.34)

   Fig. 2. Face (Reynolds, SB.V.282)