Greek inscription for the tomb of Eiaco, Acholia, and Asterius (JOP0108)

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Title

Greek inscription for the tomb of Eiaco, Acholia, and Asterius (JOP0108)

Description

Slab with a Greek inscription for Eiaco, his wife Acholia, and a certain Asterius, from Joppa/Jaffa, dated between the 3rd-6th c. CE (JOP0108)

Source

Publisher

CIIP3: 2192

Format

Stone

Language

Identifier

JOP0108

Funerary inscription Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 42cm
W 38cm
D 3.8cm

Translation

Burial place of Eiaco the Cappadocian and of his wife Acholia and of Asterius

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Description

Triangular slab with seven lines of a Greek inscription, and an inscribed menorah in the center of lines 4-6. The slab is apparently reused, based on "traces of a frame" reported in CIIP3 (62-63, no.2192)

Findspot

Jaffa necropolis

Name 1

Name 2

Role 2

Name 3

Notes

This is one of two funerary inscriptions for a Cappadocian in Jaffa (see CIIP3 pp.76-77, no.2203)

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.62-63, no.2192.

Citation

“Greek inscription for the tomb of Eiaco, Acholia, and Asterius (JOP0108),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed April 23, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/176.

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