An inscription for Menas from Kosmiane from Gaza (GAZ0111)

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Title

An inscription for Menas from Kosmiane from Gaza (GAZ0111)

Description

A Greek inscription, perhaps funerary, for Menas from Kosmiane, identified as his sister, from Gaza, dated by letter forms probably to the 5th c. CE (GAZ0211)

Source

Publisher

CIIP3: 2491

Date

Format

Stone

Language

Identifier

GAZ0111

Funerary inscription Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 30cm
W 70cm

Diplomatic

(cross) ΜΗΝΑ (palm branch)
(palm branch) ΚΟΣΜΙΑΝΗ (palm branch)
ΚΑΣΟΤΟΥ

Translation

For Menas, Kosmiane his sister

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Description

Three line Greek inscription on a black stone slab, broken in two pieces, with traces of red color in the inscribed letters. A cross is located at the beginning of the inscription, and palm branches at the end of lines 2-3 and at the beginning of line 2.

Findspot

House in Gaza

Name 1

Name 2

Selected Bibliography

=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.477-478, no.2491

Citation

“An inscription for Menas from Kosmiane from Gaza (GAZ0111),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 12, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/193.

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