Tomb of Zenon, the son of Balys and Megale, from Gaza (GAZ0112)

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Title

Tomb of Zenon, the son of Balys and Megale, from Gaza (GAZ0112)

Description

Greek funerary inscription for Zenon, son of Balys and Megale, from Gaza, dated October 505 CE (?)(GAZ0112). The tombstone of his sister, Theodote, is also known (GAZ0103).

Source

Publisher

CIIP3: 2499

Date

Format

Marble

Language

Identifier

GAZ0112

Funerary inscription Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 24cm
W 24cm

Diplomatic

(cross) ΘΗΚΗΤΟΥΜΑΚΑΡΙ
ΟΤΑΤΟΥΖΗΝΟΝΟΣΥΙ
ΟΥΒΑΛΥΟΣΚΑΙΜΕΓΑ
ΛΗΣΕΚΑΤΕΤΕΘΗ
ΜΗΝΙΥΒΕΡΒΕΡΕΤΕΟΥ
ΒΚΤΟΥΕΞΦΕΤΟΥΣ
ΙΝΔΓΙ (cross) (palm branch)

Translation

Tomb of the most blessed Zenon, the son of Balys and Megale. He was buried on Hyperberetaios 22nd, in the year 565, indiction 13 (= 19 October 505?).

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Description

A square marble plaque with a seven-line Greek inscription. A cross marks the beginning of the inscription, and a cross and palm branch are located at the end of the last line.

Letters

2.5cm

Current Location (if known)

Museum of the Louvre, Paris, inv. no. MA 3359

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

Name 3

Role 3

Selected Bibliography

CIIP3=Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, volume III: South Coast: a multi-lingual corpus of
the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Ameling et. al. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2014. pp.488-489
no. 2499

Citation

“Tomb of Zenon, the son of Balys and Megale, from Gaza (GAZ0112),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 22, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/113.

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