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RAPH0001

Raphia, 316-317 CE. Lead weight. Label.

Transcription

Ἔτους ϛοτ᾽ Ἀρχῆς Εὐφήμου Ἀπουλλωνίου ἀγορανόμου

Translation

Year 376, when Euphemus son of Apollonius held the magistracy of agoranomos.

Diplomatic

ΕΤΟΥΣΣΤΟΤ ΑΡΧΗΣΕΥΦΗ ΑΩΑΓΟΡΑ ΜΟΝΟΥpalm branch

Terminus post quem:
Terminus ante quem:
Notes
inscription uses a stigma (shown here w/ ϛ); and the digamma in the date takes the form of a "squat pi"

Languages

Dimensions

H: 8.7 cm; W: 8.6 cm; D: .4-.5 cm

Date

316 CE to 317 CE

Current location

Rockerfeller Museum, Jerusalem

Figures

  • small palm branch at end of inscription

  • design with four triangles and a "long petal springing up from the point between the second and third triangles" on reverse side of inscription, lower right field

  • three concentric circles around a central dot on reverse side of inscription

  • palm branch, facing down on reverse side of inscription, lower left field

Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

  • Alla, Kushnir-Stein. “Inscribed Lead Weights of Roman Raphia.” Rivista Di Archeologia 27 (2004): 33–37. https://www.rivistadiarcheologia.it/en/articolo/inscribed-lead-weights-of-roman-raphia/4794.
    Zotero

Source of transcription

  • Alla, Kushnir-Stein. “Inscribed Lead Weights of Roman Raphia.” Rivista Di Archeologia 27 (2004): 33–37. https://www.rivistadiarcheologia.it/en/articolo/inscribed-lead-weights-of-roman-raphia/4794.
    Zotero

Source of translation

  • Alla, Kushnir-Stein. “Inscribed Lead Weights of Roman Raphia.” Rivista Di Archeologia 27 (2004): 33–37. https://www.rivistadiarcheologia.it/en/articolo/inscribed-lead-weights-of-roman-raphia/4794.
    Zotero
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"Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine," RAPH0001, 26 February 2024. https:doi.org/10.26300/pz1d-st89