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T.509. 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: Square panel (w: 0.30 x h: 0.30) partly sunk, below T.508.
Letters: 0.04; L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν.

Date: First century CE

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


(ἔτους) ιϛ´ Θώθυ
( vac. 1) ε´ ( vac. 1)
5(ἐτῶν) η´


5 L Η


5: L λη΄ Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 16, Thot 5. Eupraxis di Philon, di anni 8.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 16, 5.Thothy, Eupraxis des Philon, 38 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 16, Thoth 5, Eupraxis, (scil. child) of Philon, aged 8.


Line 2: Year 16. This should be a first century date (see on T.496), so this implies the reign of Augustus (BCE 15/14), Tiberius (CE 29/30) or Domitian (CE 96).

Line 5: Catherine Dobias-Lalou confirms Oliverio's reading of the numeral

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 423 (297, La.XV.11.17), p. 227, whence SEG 9.686; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983, 52.g, whence SEG 33.1500, PHI 324675
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)