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T.256. Honours for a priest

Description: Sandstone block; damaged at the edges (w: 0.70 x h: 0.40; depth not known).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.06; first century CE; formal lettering.

Date: Late first century BCE - early second century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Turkish castle; found in 1936.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Recorded but not found.


[---] | -ς̣ Φιλοκώμω καὶ
[---] | -κω Φιλόκωμον
[--- ἱαρι] | τεύσαντα


[---....] | ΤΕΥΣΑΝΤΑ

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

- s di Filocomo e - di co Filocomo di -, che era stato sacerdote

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . .-]s (scil. son) of Philokomos, and [ . . . (scil. son) of . . .]kos (scil. honoured) Philokomos [ . . . ] who served as a priest.


Clearly this was the second of two blocks which constituted a base carrying a statue of the ex-priest Philokomos set up by two persons whose names are lost, one the son of a Philokomos and the other of ...]kos

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 479 (350), pl.LXXXVII, fig.61, whence SEG 9.418, PHI 324265.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).