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T.258. Fragmentary funerary inscription

Description: Sandstone block (signs of moulding chiselled away above); probably cut down for re-use (w: 0.45 x h: 0.43 x d: 0.25).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Probably first century CE; average 0.05; cursive omega; L for ἔτους.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Modern village; found in 1969.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Tocra Museum.


( vac. 4) Θώ[θυ]
(ἔτους) ιδ´ Μουσα[ῖος]
( vac. 7)[---]



Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Thoth? Anno 14. Musa-

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Thoth, Year 14. Mousaios


Certainly funerary and perhaps for all its modesty an element from one of the vanished built tombs of the city ; the dead man's name, although Greek, is one favoured by Jews.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 268 (142), p. 191, whence SEG 9.527.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds NS.I.15)