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T.619. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade with T.618, T.619, T.620, T.621, T.622, T.623, T.624.
Text: Inscribed within a panel (w: 0.35 x h: 0.32) originally gabled and outlined in relief but damaged above, to the right of T.618.
Letters: 0.05; lunate sigma, cursive omega.

Date: First century CE

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


(ἔτουϲ) δ´ Φ̣[αρ-]
μουθὶ ε´
5οϲ (ἐτῶν) ν´


L Δ.[..-]


1: LΔ̣ Pacho, 1827; L [α΄] CIG, Vol.III; L ε΄[Φαρ] Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
2: ΙΛΩΙΟΙΕ Pacho, 1827; [Φα]ω[φ]ὶ ε΄ CIG, Vol.III
3: ΕΠΤωΝ Pacho, 1827; Ἐ[ρά]των CIG, Vol.III
4: ΕΙΜωΝ Pacho, 1827; Ἕ[ρ]μων CIG, Vol.III
2: ΟϹLΠ Pacho, 1827; [ο]ς L π΄ CIG, Vol.III

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 5, Pharmuthi 5. Criton di Simone, di anni 50.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 4, 5.Pharmuthi, Kriton des Simon, 50 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 4, Pharmouthi 5, Kriton (scil. son) of Simon, aged 50.


Line 4: The name Simon suggests a Jew.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 pl.LXXXVΙ, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5278; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 432 (306, La.XV.15,1), and pl. LXXXII, fig. 47, whence SEG 9.695; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 61.a whence SEG 33.1521 (PHI 324696)
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


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

   Fig. 2. From left: T.619, T.621, T.622; T.620 below left (Department of Antiquities, F. 1065)

   Fig. 3. T.619 detail (Department of Antiquities, F. 1065)

   Fig. 4. From left: T.618, T.619, and T.620 below right (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra V.2.11, NS.VI.11)

   Fig. 5. From left: T.619, T.621, T.622; T.620 below left (Joyce Reynolds, V.2.8, NS.VI.8)

   Fig. 6. From left: T.618 (part), T.619, T.621 (part) (Joyce Reynolds, V.2.9, NS.VI.9)