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T.663. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade with T.662, T.663, T.664, T.665, T.666, T.667, T.668.
Text: Inscribed within a gabled panel (w: 0.36 x h: 0.29) outlined in relief. Above the door, to the right of T.662.
Letters: 0.04; L for ἔτους, ἐτῶν; square sigma for digamma.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XVII, North wall. First recorded in 1825.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) ιϛ´ Φαωφὶ ηκ´
Ἰουλία Λω-
πύο̣υ (ἐτῶν) ιζ´




1: ιϛʹ : LΙΕΦΑΩΦΙΓΕ Pacho, 1827; L ιεʹ Φαωφὶ ιεʹ CIG, Vol.III
2-3: [Δ]ω[ρίχ]ου CIG, Vol.III
3: L : Ε Pacho, 1827

English translation

Translation source: Reynolds, 1983

Year 16, Phaophi 28, Julia daughter of Lopyos (?), aged 17.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Year 16, Phaophi 28, Ioulia (i.e. Julia) (scil. daughter) of Lopyos, aged 17.


Line 1: Year 16, Phaophi 28 (), implying the reign of Augustus, Tiberius or Domitian in the first century, or of Trajan, Hadrian, Pius or Marcus in the second century.

Line 2: Perhaps a form of Lupus.

Bibliography: Pacho, 1827 LXXXIV, whence CIG, Vol.III, 5299; Reynolds, 1983, 24.b, whence SEG 33.1453, PHI 324627.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


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

   Fig. 2. T.663 (Joyce Reynolds, Tocra VI.4.3A, NS.VII.3)

   Fig. 3. T.664, with T.663 above (E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, Tocra VI.4.2A, NS.VII.2)