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T.419. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade with T.419, T.420 and T.421.
Text: Inscribed within a rectangular panel (w: 0.20 x h: 0.26) to the left of the door, to the right of T.420.
Letters: 0.045; lunate epsilon, lunate sigma, L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XII, South wall. First recorded in 1825.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[.. ? ..]Φ
(ἔτους) κ̣´ Βαϲί-
λ̣λ̣η Λ̣αι-
λίου (ἐτῶν) ι´
5 ( vac. 1) Με̣χ̣ίρ ζ̣´


[.. ? ..]Φ
5  Μ..ΙΡ.


1: Φ, recorded by Pacho, is omitted by Oliverio.
2: LΒΑΕ Pacho, 1827; L β΄ Ἁ[ρ] CIG, Vol.III; L β Ἀθὺ̣[ρ] Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
3: ΑΙΗΛΑΙ Pacho, 1827; ά[τα] Λαι CIG, Vol.III; Μήλα Ἰ[ου] Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
5: ΜΠϹΙΡϹ Pacho, 1827; Μ[εχ]εὶρ [ε΄] CIG, Vol.III Omitted by Oliverio.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 4. Giulio di Marco, Choiachi 26.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 20, Basille (scil. daughter) of Lailios (i.e. Laelius), aged 10, Mecheir 7.


Line 2: Year 20; but β' = 2 is just possible.

Line 4: Mecheir 7; presumably the day of death.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 pl.LXXXVΙ, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5260; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 360 (234, La.XII.5,2), whence SEG 9.626
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


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

   Fig. 2. T.420 to the left, T.419 to the right (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra IX.5.12A, NS.X.12)