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T.273. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade with T.273, T.274.
Text: Inscribed within a sunk gabled panel which is damaged at the right side (w: 0.26 x h: 0.29), above the niche. T.274 is to the right.
Letters: First century BCE - second century CE ; 0.04; L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν.

Date: First to early second century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry West VII, south wall. First recorded in 1911.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) γ´ Φαρμ[ου-]
θὶ ι´ Εἰρήν[α]
(ἐτῶν) ν̣´


L ΓΦΑΡΜ[..-]
L .


1: Φαρ[μουθί] Robinson, 1913
2: Θ Πειρη[ν] Robinson, 1913
3: Μηνα[γόρα] Robinson, 1913
4: L ια΄ Robinson, 1913

English translation

Translation source: Reynolds, 1983

Year 3, Pharmouthi 10 (April 5), Eirena (scil. daughter) of Mena, aged 50.


L2: Year 3; in view of the date in T.274, perhaps 3 of the reign of Titus = CE 81.

From the names, probably Jewish.

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, 113, with a drawing; Reynolds, 1983, 9.a, whence SEG 33.1380, PHI 324564.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. T.273, to the left, T.274 to the right (E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, Tocra IV.4.30A, NS.V.42)