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T.578. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb, inscribed on the façade with inscriptions T.573, T.574, T.575, T.576, T.577, T.578, T.579.
Text: Inscribed in a rectangular panel (w: 0.21 x h: 0.28), to the right of the door, high up.
Letters: 0.025; lunate sigma, cursive omega, L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Found in Quarry East XV, West wall.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) ιη´ Θώθυ
κ´ Ἀριστί-
[ω]ν Ἰού̣δα
(ἐτῶν) θ̣´


L .


3: ς [Ἰ]ο[ύ]δα Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
4: L ο΄ Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 18, Thothy 20. Aristis di Giuda di anni 70.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 18, 20.Thothy, Aristion des Judas, 9 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 18, Thoth 20, Aristion (scil. son) of Ioudas, aged 9.


Line 1: Year 18; since the tomb is probably first century BC/first century CE this implies the reign of Augustus (BCEE. 13/12) or Tiberius (CE 31/32).

Line 3: The name indicates a Jew.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 380 (254, La.XV.1,3), p. 218, whence SEG 9.645; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 45.f whence SEG 33.1485, PHI 324660
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, NS.IX.9)