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T.655. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb still partly buried, inscribed on the façade with T.655, T.656, T.657, T.658, T.659, T.660, T.661.
Text: Inscribed within a gabled panel (w: 0.39 x h: 0.71) outlined in relief. Above the door in the centre, to the left of T.656.
Letters: 0.06; cursive omega, L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν; [ for ς.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XVII, East wall. First recorded in 1825 and photographed in 1936
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1936).


(ἔτους) ϛ´ Φαωφὶ κγ´
Λ(ούκιοϲ) Ἀουιάνιοϲ
(ἐτῶν) κγ´



1: ΙLΦΛΩΦΙΚΙ Pacho, 1827; [Λ . . .] Φ[α]ωφὶ κʹ CIG, Vol.III; Read Α for Λ; Φ for final Ι Robinson, 1913
2: ΛΑΟΥΓΑΝΙΟΣ Pacho, 1827; [Φ]λαυ[ι]ανὸς CIG, Vol.III; Φλαουγάνιος Robinson, 1913
3: at end Ζ Pacho, 1827

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Anno 6, Phaophi 23. L. Avianio Massimo, di anni 23.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 6, Phaophi 23, L(oukios) Aouianios Maximos, (i.e. L(ucius) Avianius Maximus), aged 23.


No comment (2020).

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 LXXXIV, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5318; some corrections, Robinson, 1913, from De Cou, 199; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 449 (323, La.XVII.3,1) , whence SEG 9.712.
Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds).


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

   Fig. 2. From left: above, T.655, T.656, T.658; below, T.657, T.659; further below, T.660, upper part (Department of Antiquities, F.1064)

   Fig. 3. Detail (Department of Antiquities, F.1064)