Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Alexa Mara and her son Simon from Jerusalem (JLM0055)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Alexa Mara and her son Simon from Jerusalem (JLM0055)

Description

Limestone ossuary with two Greek inscriptions. The first is for Alexa Mara, identified as the mother of Iouda. The second is for Simon, identified as "her" (ostensibly Alexa Mara) son. From the environs around Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 517

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0055

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 32.5cm
W 65cm
D 27cm

Decoration

Plain ossuary with flat lid. Two Greek inscriptions incised on long side.

Language

Diplomatic

(a) ΑΛΕΞΑΣΜΑΡΑΜΗΤΗΡ
ΙΟΥΔΑΣ
(b) ΣΙΜΩΝΥΙΟΣΑΥΤΗΣ

Edition

(a) Αλεξας Μαρα μητηρ | Ιουδας
(b) Σιμων νιους αυτης

Translation

(a) Alexa Mara, mother (of) Iouda.
(b) Simon, her son.

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Reportedly northwest of Jerusalme

Current Location (if known)

Beth Shemesh, IAA inv. no. 1983-570

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Name 3

Role 3

Selected Bibliography

CIIP1=Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, volume I: Jerusalem: a multi-lingual corpus of the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Ameling et. al. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2014. pp.535-536, no.517.

Citation

“Ossuary with a Greek inscription for Alexa Mara and her son Simon from Jerusalem (JLM0055),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed October 19, 2018, http://wireproject.org/items/show/678.

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