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T.525. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade, with inscriptions T.516, T.517, T.518, T.519, T.520, T.521, T.522, T.523, T.524, T.525, T.526, T.527, T.528, T.529.
Text: Inscribed within a rectangular panel (w: 0.32 x h: 0.23) to the left of T.522.
Letters: Standard forms; 0.035

Date: First century CE

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


(ἔτους) κ̣α´ Μεσορὴ κδ´
(ἐτῶν) ξδ´




1: ΑΜΕΣΟΡΙΗΑ Pacho, 1827; L] αʹ Μεσoρ[ὴ ι]αʹ CIG, Vol.III; L κα΄ Μεσορὴ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936; [ . . . ]ΦΑΜΕΝΟΣ Gray, 1956; ΜΕΣΟΡΙ Gray, 1956 κα΄ Μεσορὶ γʹ Reynolds in SEG 16.
2: ΩΕΕΝΗΣ Pacho, 1827
4: L ελʹ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 21, Mesore. Sogene di Dositeo, di anni 45.

English translation

Translation source: Gray, 1956

(30) Phamenoth 24th, (S)ogenes, son of Dositheos, aged 64.

English translation

Translation source: Gray, 1956

(35). . .. , Mesori . . . , Sogenes, son of Dositheos, aged 64.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(50.j) (Jahr) . . , 24.Phamenot, etc. [(Jahre)]

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(50.g)(Jahr) 21, 24.Mesore, Sogenes des Dositheos, 64 (Jahre).

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 21, Mesore 24, Sogenes (scil. son) of Dositheos, aged 64.


The identity of the two texts reported by Gray appears virtually certain

Probably a Jewish family

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 pl. LXXXIII, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5344; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 407 (281, La.XV.11.3), p. 224, whence SEG 9.670; Gray, 1956, 30 repeated 35, whence listed, with readings by J. Reynolds, SEG 16.914, PHI 324397, SEG 16.922, PHI 324405; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 50.j, 50.g, whence SEG 33.1491, PHI 324666.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


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

   Fig. 2. From left: T.525, T.522, T.516 over the door (E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, Tocra IX.3.26a, NS.X.25)