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T.331. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb.
Text: Inscribed on the façade above and beside the door (no panel).
Letters: 0.04 - 0.12; lunate sigma; superscript bar above the abbreviated praenomen; very irregular.

Date: Late first century BCE to early first century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: East Rampart Quarry. Found in 1956.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Λ(ουκίου) Φολ̣βη ( vac. 1) νίου
ὁ τά̣φο( vac. 1)ϲ




1: [ἀδε]λφο[ς] Βη[ . . ]νίου (? = Βηρανίου = Veranius) Wright, 1963; Λ Φολβηνίου seg
2: [ἀδε]λφός Wright, 1963; ὁ τάφoς seg The cutter has left large gaps in order to avoid holes in the stone

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

The tomb (scil. belongs to) L(oukios) Pholbenios (i.e. L(ucius) Fuluenius)


L1: The absence of a cognomen suggests a date not much later than the mid first century CE; for the nomen cf. Fuluinius, W.Schulze, Zur Geschichte Lateinischer Eigennamen, p.170), an Etruscan formation from Fuluius.

Bibliography: Wright, 1963, 52, drawing, fig. 11, whence Reynolds in SEG 20.770.b, PHI 324521.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra VI.6.30, NS.VII.30)