Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Selampsin from Jerusalem (JLM0190)

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Title

Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Selampsin from Jerusalem (JLM0190)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes and geometric decoration and Greek and Hebrew inscriptions for Selampsin/Shelamzion, identified as the daughter of Ariston. The ossuary of a Shalom, daughter of Ariston (JLM0189), was found in the same complex, and probably belongs to her sister. 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. From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 309

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0190

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 29cm
W 53cm
D 26cm

Decoration

Two rosettes divided by zigzag and wedge decorations on the facade. Two bilingual inscriptions on the back (a) and lid (b)

Language

Edition

(a) Σελαμψιν Ἀριστωνος |
slmwsyn bt rstwn

(b) Σε⎾λα⏋μσιν |
slmsywn bt rstwn

Translation

(a) Selampsin (daughter) of Ariston. Shelamzion daughter of Ariston.
(b) Se(la)msin. Shelamzion 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 28)

Current Location (if known)

Hechal Shlomo Museum, Jerusalem, IAA inv. no. 1990-1246

Role 1

Name 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.332-333, no. 309.

Citation

“Ossuary with a bilingual inscription for Selampsin from Jerusalem (JLM0190),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed May 26, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/423.

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