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T.349. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade with T.349, T.350, T.351 T.352, T.353 and T.354.
Text: Inscribed above the door, with no panel; the inscribed area (w: 0.79 x h: 0.19) is worn and partly obscured by whitewash.
Letters: 0.07; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, cursive omega.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East VIII, South wall. First recorded in 1936.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Κ̣αλλίνικοϲ ἔτ̣η̣ ιε´
Τ̣ιμ[ῶ]χ̣οϲ̣ ἐτῶν ι´




1: Μαρινικὸς ἐτῶν ιε' Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
2: Γιμυκος Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 Τίμ[αρ]χος is tempting but not quite easy to reconcile with the faint traces.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Marinico di anni 15. Gimico di anno 10.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Kallinikos, aged 15. Timochos aged 10


line 1. Though the reading is uncertain and the apparent formula is unusual, the sense is presumably aged 15.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 330 (203, La. VIII.5,5), whence SEG 9.596, cited, Applebaum, 1961, 51; discussed and revised Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 69, whence SEG 33.1533, PHI 324708.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. T.349 above the door, with T.354 to the right, T.350 to the left (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra III.3.25, NS.IV.25)

   Fig. 2. From the top, T.353, T.350, T.351 and T.352, with T.349 to the right (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra III.3.26, NS.IV.26)