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[59] Grave of a Judean Mentioning Synagogues (late III CE) Thessalonike - Macedonia

Thessalonike (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), late III CE
AGRW 59 = GRA I 82 = IJO I Mac15 = 44 (1994), no. 556 = PHI 153445 = AGRW ID# 2493


Stone casket of marble found in the eastern necropolis, where other Judeans were interred, now in the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum (inv. no. Μθ 5674).

Marcus Aurelius Jakob, also called Eutychios, while he was still alive, prepared this for his wife Anna who is also called Asynkrition and for himself as a memorial. If anyone buries another here, he shall pay the synagogues (synagōgai) 75,000 shiny denarii.

Translation by: Ascough

Μ(ᾶρκος) Α(ὐρήλιος) Ἰακὼβ ὁ καὶ Εὐτύχιος | ζῶν τῇ συμβίῳ αὐτοῦ Ἄννᾳ | τῇ καὶ Ἀσυνκριτίῳ καὶ ἑαυτῷ μνί|ας χάριν· εἰ δέ τις ἕτερον καταθῇ, || δώσι ταῖς συναγωγαῖς λα<μπ>ρὰς | 𐆖 {denarius symbol} μ(υριάδας) ζʹ χ(ιλιάδας) εʹ.

Item added: August 11, 2012
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 2493
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