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T.504. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade, with T.495, T.496, T.497, T.498, T.499, T.500, T.501, T.502, T.503, T.504, T.505, T.506, T.507, T.508, T.509, T.510, T.511, T.512, T.513, T.514, T.515; there are also a number of illegible panels.
Text: Inscribed within a gabled panel (w: 0.37 x h: 0.31?) outlined by an incised line, the surface badly worn and completely lost at left side. To the right of the door below T.506.
Letters: 0.02; lunate sigma, L for ἐτῶν.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XV, South wall.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[(ἔτους) .]α´ Θώθ̣υ
[..] Ἁ̣γ̣ε̣μ̣ό-
[ν]α Ἔ̣ρ̣ω̣τοϲ
(ἐτῶν) λη´




2: . . . ]άγριοϲ Reynolds, 1983; [. . ] Ἁγεμό cdl
3: [Φι]λέρωτοϲ Reynolds, 1983 whence LGPN 60831 ; [ν]α Ἔρωτοϲ cdl

English translation

Translation source: Reynolds, 1983

[Year] 1 (?) Thothy ?, ? son of Phileros, aged 35.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

[Year] 1 (?) Thothy ?, Hagemona (scil. daughter) of Eros, aged 35.


Line 1: Year 1, 11 or a multiple of 10 + 1.

Lines 2-3: The names have been read by Catherine Dobias-Lalou, from the photographs here and those taken by Dr Elhaddar.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1983, 19.j, whence SEG 33.1427, PHI 324606
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View of the façade. From left: First group: T.489, T.490, T.491, T.492, ?T.493, ? T.494; Second group: T.499 above T.498 above T.495 and T.496, T.500 above T.497, T.501 above T.502, T.503, T.504, T.505, T.506, T.507, T.509 above T.510 above T.511, T.515 aboveT.514 above T.513 above T.512. (Reynolds XII.9)

   Fig. 2. T.496 (part), T.497, T.502, T.503, T.504, T.505, T.506, T.507, T.509, T.510, T.511, T.512, T.513 (Reynolds NS.X.34)