Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Shalom from Jerusalem (JLM0189)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Shalom from Jerusalem (JLM0189)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and two inscriptions in Greek and Hebrew from Shalom, identified in both as the daughter of Ariston. . Ariston's ossuary was also found in the same complex (CIIP1: 326-327, no.304), and the inscription there identifies him as a proselyte originally from Apamea. Αnother ossuary, of Selampsin/Shelamzaio, daughter of Ariston (JLM0190), was found in the same complex, and probably belongs to her sister. From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 308

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0189

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 27cm
W 52cm
D 24cm

Decoration

Two rosettes within a zigzag frame on facade. Inscriptions incised (a) on facade across the left rosette, and (b) on the lid.

Language

Diplomatic

(a) ΣΑΛΩΝΑΡΙΣΤΩΝ
שִלומבת
ארסטן
(b) ΣΑΛΩΑΡΙΤΩΝ

Edition

(a) Σαλω'μ' Αριστων(ος) | šlwm bt | ʾrsṭn
(b) Σαλω(μ) Αρι<σ>τωνος

Translation

(a) Shalom (daughter) of Ariston. Shalom daughter of Ariston.
(b) Shalom (daughter) of Ariston.

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Akeldama Caves, Kidron Valley (cave 3, chamber D, ossuary 35)

Current Location (if known)

Beth Shemesh, IAA inv. no. 1993-1708 & 1993-1707

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

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.331, no.308.

Citation

“Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Shalom from Jerusalem (JLM0189),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed May 26, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/422.

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