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T.316. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade with T.315, T.316, T.317, T.318; connected, as the names of its owners show, with with T.319, T.320, T.321.
Text: Inscribed within a panel outlined in relief (w: 0.40 x h: 0.53), perhaps originally gabled (cf T.315 -if there was a gable it has been removed to make room for T.318); the surface much worn. Above the door, to the right.
Letters: 0.06; L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν.

Date: Perhaps first century A.D

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East V, South wall; first recorded in 1825.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) ιε´ Ἁθὺρ
ηι´ Θ̣αλ̣-
α[σσὶς] Λ̣[υ-]
5 ( vac. 1) (ἐτῶν) λϛ´


5   L ΛϚ


1: LIϲΑΟΠ Pacho, 1827; L ιε΄ Ἁ[θὺρ] CIG, Vol.III
2: ΗΝΡΑΥ Pacho, 1827; η΄[Ἡ]ρα[κ] CIG, Vol.III; η΄ [Θ]αλ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
3: Λ. . . Α Pacho, 1827; λ[ειδ]α CIG, Vol.III Omitted by Oliverio.
4: Σ . Μ . Α Pacho, 1827; ς . . . CIG, Vol.III Omitted by Oliverio.
5: Λ-Σ Pacho, 1827; L λε΄ CIG, Vol.III Omitted by Oliverio.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 15, Hathyr 8. Talassis ?

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 15, Hathyr 18, Thalassis (scil. daughter) of Lysanias, aged 36.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827, LXXXVI, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5292; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 306, pl.LXXVII, fig.37, whence SEG 9.573
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Transcription (1827, Pacho, plate LXXXVI)

   Fig. 2. Face: T.315, T.318 above, T.316to the right (Department of Antiquities, F. 1071)

   Fig. 3. Face, detail (Department of Antiquities, F. 1071)

   Fig. 4. T.316, with lower left of T.318 above (Joyce Reynolds, NS.VIII.20)

   Fig. 5. Face: T.315, T.318 above, T.316 to the right (Reynolds XII.52)