Tombstone of Theodote, daughter of Balys and Megale, from Gaza (GAZ0103)

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Title

Tombstone of Theodote, daughter of Balys and Megale, from Gaza (GAZ0103)

Description

Greek funerary stele for Theodote, the daughter of Balys and Megale, from Gaza, dated 529 CE (GAZ0103). Her brother, Zenon, predeceased her in 505 CE (GAZ0112).

Source

Publisher

CIIP3: 2497

Date

Format

Marble

Language

Identifier

GAZ0103

Funerary inscription Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 30 cm

Diplomatic

(cross) ΘΗΚΗΤΗ[--]
ΘΕΩΔΟΤΗΣΘ[--]
ΤΟΥΜΑΚΑΡΙΟ[--]
ΚΑΙΜΕΓΑΛΗΣΑ[..]
ΠΑΗΜΗΞΑΝΘΙΚΘ[..]
ΤΟΥΘΠΦΕΤΟΥ[.]
(cross) ΝΔΙΖ (cross)

Translation

Tomb of the blessed Theodote daughter of the most blessed Balys and of Megale. She rested on Xanthikos ...th, in the year 589, indiction 7 (= March/April 529 CE)

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Description

Broken marble slab with seven lines of a Greek inscription. Crosses appear at the beginning of line 1, at the beginning and end of line 7, and below the inscription. A palm branch is located beneath the cross at the end of the inscription.

Findspot

The courtyard house of 'Atta'llah et-Terzy, used as a flagstone.

Name 1

Name 2

Name 3

Notes

The tombstone of Theodote's brother, Zenon, is also published in CIIP3 (no.2499, pp.488-489), dated to c.505 CE (GAZ0212)

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. 485-486, no.2497

Citation

“Tombstone of Theodote, daughter of Balys and Megale, from Gaza (GAZ0103),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed April 18, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/94.

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