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T.554. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade with texts T.550, T.551, T.552, T.553, T.554, T.555, T.556, T.557. There is an illegible panel above the door and above that a niche.
Text: Inscribed within a rectangular panel, broken away at the right side (w: 0.21 x h: 0.14), above T.553.
Letters: 0.04; square sigma.

Date: First century CE

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


(ἔτους) ϛ´ Τύφω[ν? ---]
(ἐτῶν) λδ´


L ϚΤΥΦΩ[.---]


1: LΕ ΤΥΦΑ Gray, 1956 corrected by Reynolds in SEG 16.

English translation

Translation source: Gray, 1956

Year 5, Tub(i) 1st (?) . . . , aged 34.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 6, Typhon . . ., 34 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 6, Typhon [ . . . ] aged 34.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Gray, 1956, 11, whence, with readings from J. Reynolds, SEG 16.892, PHI 324375; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 57.e, whence SEG 33.1533bis.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: T.557 above T.555 above T.554 above T.553 ; T.556 to the right of T.555 (Joyce Reynolds, XII.28)

   Fig. 2. Face; above T.553 (Joyce Reynolds, XII.28, detail)