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T.540. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade, with T.535, T.536, T.537, T.538, T.539, T.540, T.541.
Text: Inscribed within a gabled panel (w: 0.36 x h: 0.40) outlined in relief, the surface badly damaged since it was first read; on an east-facing abutment of wall to the right of the door, below T.541.
Letters: 0.04 - 0.05.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XV, South side. First recorded in 1944.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) ζ´ Τ̣υ̣β̣ὶ̣ θ̣´ Τ̣ρυ-
φαίνα Ἰοά-
νους (ἐτῶν) ι´
(ἔτους) [.. ? ..] Ἐπαγομέ-
5νων [.. ? ..] Ἰουδί-
ων Ἰοάν̣ους
(ἐτῶν) ιγ´


L Ζ......ΡΥ
L [.. ? ..]ΕΠΑΓΟΜΕ
5ΝΩΝ[.. ? ..]ΙΟΥΔΙ


1: Θ omitted by Gray, corrected by Reynolds in SEG
2: ΦΑΙΝΑΤΟ Α Gray, 1956 Corrected by Reynolds in SEG
3: Ν Gray, 1956 Corrected by Reynolds in SEG
4: LΤ Gray, 1956 Corrected by Reynolds in SEG
5: ΝΩΙΣ Gray, 1956 Corrected by Reynolds in SEG
6: ΩΝΙΟ Gray, 1956 Corrected by Reynolds in SEG

English translation

Translation source: Gray, 1956

Year 7, Tubi 17th, Truphainato(s) son of A . . . aged . . . . Year . . ., . . . nois, daughter (?) of . . . onios, aged 13.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 7, 9.Tybi, Tryphaina des Johanes, 10 (Jahre). (Jahr) 7, . . . der Zusatztage, Judion des Johanes, 13 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 7, Tybi 9, Tryphaina (scil. daughter) of Ioanes, aged 10. Year 7, intercalary day ?, Ioudion (scil. son) of Ioanes, aged 13.


Lines 3, 6: The father's name indicates a Jew.

Bibliography: Gray, 1956, 19, whence, with readings from Goodchild, and J. Reynolds, SEG 16.897, PHI 324380; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 55.b.
Text constituted from: The text is taken from a reading made by Goodchild in 1948.


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds XIII.16)

   Fig. 2. At left of door: T.539 above T.538 above T.537. Above the door, from left, T.536, T.535. To the right of the door, just visible, T.540 and T.541 (Reynolds XII.3)