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T.257. Funerary inscription

Description: Elaborate funerary altar of sandstone, moulded above and below; (w: 0.75 x h: 1.54 x d: c. 0.75); the surface has deteriorated since discovery. Three of the four sides are decorated with swags and rosettes in high relief.
Text: Inscribed on the central one of the three decorated sides.
Letters: Second-third century; 0.05; angular sigma and omega, diamond theta and omicron; L for ἔτους.

Date: Second-third century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Turkish castle; recorded in 1936.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Tocra Museum.


Τ(ίτου) Ϲε̣ϲτίου Θεοδώρου
Λούπ̣ου βωμός. Κλ(αυδία) Φαυ-
στῖνα ἡ μήτηρ ἀνέθηκ[ε]
( vac. 1) (ἐτῶν) κθ´ ( vac. 1)


   L ΚΘ  


1: Γ(αίου) Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
2: Ἰουν(ί)ου Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
4: Omitted by Oliverio and SEG.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Di Gaio Sestio Teodoro Giunio altare. Claudia Faustina, la madre, consacrò.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Altar of T(itos) Sestios Loupos (i.e. T(itus) Sestius Lupus) (scil. son) of Theodoros. Kl(audia) Phaustina (i.e. Claudia Faustina) , his mother, dedicated (scil. it). (scil. He was) aged 29.


The year in line 4 may be the age of the dead son, but it might be a date.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 476 (346), pl. LXXXVI fig.58, whence SEG 9.554
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (Vasari)

   Fig. 2. Face, in situ (Reynolds XII.86.2)

   Fig. 3. Face (Department of Antiquities, F.1076)

   Fig. 4. Detail of text (Department of Antiquities)