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T.556. 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 (w: 0.24 x h: 0.30) to the right of T.555.

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) ζ̣´ Φ̣α̣μ̣ε̣-
ν̣ὼ̣τ̣ κ´ Κ̣λ̣-
5(ἐτῶν) [.]


L .....
5 L [·]


2: ΦΩΚΙΤΑ Gray, 1956 corrected by Reynolds in SEG 16.
3: ΕΥΕΠΑΤ Gray, 1956 corrected by Reynolds in SEG 16.
4: ΧΟ Gray, 1956

English translation

Translation source: Gray, 1956

Year 6, Phame(noth . . .)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 7, Phamenoth 20, Kleupatra (scil. daughter) of Bassios (i.e. Bassius), aged ?


Lüderitz did not translate this text.

Bibliography: Gray, 1956, 10, whence, with readings from J. Reynolds, SEG 16.891, PHI 324374; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 57.g, whence SEG 33.1513, PHI 324688.
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)