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T.9. ?Building inscription

Description: Cornice block of Proconnesian marble, moulded above, the moulding and the lower edge badly chipped (w: 2.47 x h: 0.17 x d: 0.49).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Truncated, 0.03; finely cut.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: East Church, probably cut down and re-used as an anta in the main door; found in 1926.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tocra Museum


[---]λ̣ι̣ανοῦ ἀνθυπάτο[υ ---]




1: Μαρκελλ?]ιανοῦ ἀνθυπάτου Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936 , so SEG.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

(essendo- di?) Marcelliano proconsole -

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . -]lianus proconsul . . .


It is very tempting to associate this inscription with the attested proconsul Numisius Marcellianus, PIR2, N 211 (see C.143, C.220, C.221, C.305, and C.299, dated under a M. Aurelius Antoninus (probably under Marcus Aurelius but possibly Caracalla); but the identification, although attractive, is not certain. Applebaum, op. cit 182, sees here a work of reconstruction after the Jewish Revolt. See T.10, b.3 for a Μαρκελλιανός at Teucheira (possibly Hadrianic, status undefined).

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 287 , p. 197, pl. LXX, fig.28 (drawing only), whence SEG 9.543; discussed Applebaum, 1950a.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Department of Antiquities, E 658)