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T.429. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade with T.428, T.429, T.430, T.431, T.432, T.433, T.434, T.435, T.436, T.437, T.438.
Text: Inscribed above the door on the right side and extending to the right of it
Letters: 0.08; square sigma, lunate epsilon, L for ἔτους, very rough.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XIV. First recorded in 1936; not reported subsequently.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1936)


(ἔτους) β´ Μυρ-
τόι Διοδότ̣-
ου ἐτ̣ῶ̣ν̣ ξ̣´




1: η΄ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
2: τ(ὼ) Γαί(ω) Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
3: Εὐημερω Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 whence LGPN V1-60792

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 8. Mirtò di Gaio Euemero.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 2, Myrto des Diodotos, 60 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 2, Myrto (scil. daughter) of Diodotos, aged 60.


Line 2: The I was taken by Oliverio to be Γ but is perhaps a sign that the illiterate cutter misunderstood ω in his draft.

Line 3: ἔζω ν΄ is also a possible reading, presumably for 'lived 50 years'; cf. on T.430.

On the names see Lüderitz, loc.cit..

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 368 (242, La.XIV.3,2), p. 215, pl. LXXX fig. 44 (242), whence SEG 9.634; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 44.b, whence SEG 33.1479, PHI 324653.
Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds).


None available (2020).