IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

T.630. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade, which is partly damaged, a number of texts being quite illegible, with T.629, T.630, T.631, T.632, T.633, T.634, T.635, T.636, T.637, T.638, T.639, T.640, T.641, T.642.
Text: Inscribed within a gabled panel (w: 0.22 x h: 0.27) outlined by an incised line, below text T.629 in whose panel the gable encroaches.
Letters: 0.025; square sigma, cursive alpha; L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν; superscript bar above the figure in line 2.

Date: Either 11/10 BCE or 33/34 CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XV.17, East Wall.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) κ´ Μεϲορὴ
β´ Ἰο<υ>δὰϲ Ἰοϲ-
ήπω (ἐτῶν) ρ´




3: ίππω Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 20, Mesore 2. Giuda di Giosippo (Giuseppe), di anni 100.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 20, 2.Mesore, Judas des Josepos, 100 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 20, Mesore 2, Judas (scil. son) of Iosepos, aged 100.


Line 2: Year 20; since the lettering indicates a first century date, the regnal year must refer either to Augustus (11/10 BCE) or to Tiberius (CE 33/34).

Both names are clearly Jewish.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 441 (315, La.XV.17,3), p. 231 whence SEG 9.704; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 63.b whence SEG 33.1526, PHI 324701.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: T.631, T.629; T.630 below (Reynolds Tocra IX.2.32, NS.X.32)

   Fig. 2. In the foreground, T.625, and an unidentified text; in the background T.630 T.631, T.632, T.633, T.634, T.636, T.637 and T.638 behind (Reynolds NS.I.3)