Tombstone of Usia from Gaza (GAZ0105)

Dublin Core

Title

Tombstone of Usia from Gaza (GAZ0105)

Description

Tombstone with Greek inscription for Usia, from Gaza, dated to 563 CE (GAZ0105)

Source

Publisher

CIIP3: 2498

Date

Format

Marble

Language

Identifier

GAZ0105

Funerary inscription Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 52cm
W 41cm

Diplomatic

(cross) ΕΝΘΑΔΕΚΑΤ
ΕΤΗΘΗΗΤΟΥΘΥΔΟ
ΥΛΗΟΥΣΙΑΘΥΓΑΤ
ΗΡΤΙΜΟΘΕΟΥΕΝ
ΜΗΔΑΙΣΙΟΥΑΙΤΟΥΚΑ
ΤΑΓΑΖΓΚΧΙΝ
ΔΑΙ (cross)

Translation

Here was buried the servant of God Usia, the daughter of Timotheus, on Daisios 11th, in the year 623 according to the Gazaeans, in the 11th indiction ( = 5 June 563)

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Description

White marble tombstone with seven lines of Greek inscription, beginning and ending with a cross. Below the inscription is a cross on top of schematic depiction of a mountain, representing Golgotha (CIIP3, no.2498)

Letters

4cm

Current Location (if known)

Museum of the Louvre, Paris

Name 1

Name 2

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.487-488, no.2498

Citation

“Tombstone of Usia from Gaza (GAZ0105),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/97.

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