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T.398. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade, which is in very poor condition, with T.393, T.394, T.395, T.396, T.397 and T.398.
Text: Inscribed within a gabled panel (w: 0.32 x h: 0.55), the surface damaged, to the left of T.397. Lines 1-2 within the gable, lines 3 following in the panel.
Letters: 0.03; perhaps lunate sigma; L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν.

Date: 74 A.D

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XI, North wall.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) [.]
Ἁθ[ὺ]ρ ι´
Αρε̣[..]ντοϲ (ἐτῶν) ο̣´
5(ἔτους) ρδ´ [Φα]ρμ[ο-]
υθ̣ὶ [---]


L [·]
ΑΡ.[··]ΝΤΟϹ L .
5 L ΡΔ[..]ΡΜ[.-]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year ?, Hathyr 10, Aretoklea (scil. daughter) of Are -- on, aged 70. Year 104, Pharmouthi ?, [ . . ..


Line b.2:. Aged 70 - but θ is also possible = aged 9.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: T.398 (part) T.397 (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra IV.2.31, NS.V.31)

   Fig. 2. From left: T.398 (part) T.397, T.395, above T.396 (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra IV.2.30, NS.V.30)