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T.346. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade with T.345 and T.346
Text: Inscribed within a rectangular panel whose upper definition is the incised line at the bottom of T.345, broken at either side and below (w: 0.33 x h: 0.25).
Letters: 0.035; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega; L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν.

Date: Perhaps first century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East VIII, north wall, to the left of the entrance. First recorded in 1936.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) δ´ Λονγε̣[ῖ-]
νοϲ Πτυ-
( vac. 1) (ἐτῶν) μϛ´
5 Φαωφὶ β´


L ΔΛΟΝΓ.[.-]
   L ΜϚ


1: L α΄ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 So SEG.
4: L κ΄ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 So SEG.
5: [Φα]ῶφι β΄ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 So SEG.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 1. Longino di Tolemeo, di anni 20. Phaophi 2 -

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 4, Longinos (i.e. Longinus) (scil. son) of Ptolemaios, aged 46. Phaophi 2.


Line 5: presumably the day of death.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 324 (199, La. VIII.3, 1), whence SEG 9.590
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. T.345 above, T.346 below (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra III.3.27, NS.III.27)