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[150] Grave of a Judean Family Mentioning the Settlement of the Judeans (161-200 CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia

Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 161-200 CE
AGRW 150 = IJO II 205 = IHierapJ 212 = Miranda 1999, 44-45 (no. 16) = PHI 271826 = AGRW ID# 1183


Limestone coffin (sarcophagus) located on the west side of the street in the northern necropolis.

This grave and the surrounding place belong to Aurelia Augusta, daughter of Zotikos.  In it she, her husband, Glykonianos also known as Hagnos, and their children will be buried.  But if anyone else is buried here, the violator will pay a fine of 300 denarii to the settlement (katoikia) of the Judeans who are settled in Hierapolis and 100 denarii to the one who found out about the violation.  A copy of this inscription was stored in the archive of the Judeans.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σορὸς και ὁ περὶ αὐτ<ὴ>ν τόπος Αὐρ. Αὐγούστος Ζωǀτικοῦ, ἐν ᾗ κηδευθήσεται αὐτὴ καὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ <αὐ>τῆς Γλυκωνιανὸς ǀ ὁ καὶ Ἅγνος καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτῶν. εἰ δὲ ἕτερος κηδευθήσει, δǀώσει τῇ κατοικίᾳ τῶν ἐν Ἱεραπόλει κατοικοῦντων Ἰουδαίǀǀων προστείμου 𐆖 {denarius symbol} τʹ καὶ τῷ ἐκζητήσαντι 𐆖 {denarius symbol} ρʹ. ἀντίγραφον ǀ ἀπετέθη ἐν τῷ ἀρχίῳ τῶν Ἰουδαίων.

Item added: December 4, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 1183
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