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Grave of Pauline with Bequest to Wool-cleaners (212-300 CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia

Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 212-300 CE
IHierapP 45, with revisions from BE (1971), no. 652 = PHI 268810 = AGRW ID# 10583
Copenhagen Inventory info: 139


Coffin (sarcophagus) with an inscription on the lid and on the sarcophagus; in the northern necropolis.

The grave and the burial ground beneath it together with the surrounding area and the base belong to Aurelia Pakonia Pauline.  She will be buried in it together with her husband Eutyches.  But it is not lawful for anyone else to be buried in it or move it or sell it.  If not, that person will pay a fine of 300 denarii to the guild (ergasia) of wool-cleaners (erioplytoi) who participate in caring for the grave.  She provided the grave-crowning funds to them in the name of her son Tatianos for use on the 11th (or 21st) of the fifth month on his birthday.


Translation by: Harland

(on the lid:): ἡ σο̣ρ̣ὸ̣ς κ̣α̣ὶ τὸ ὑπὸ αὐτὴν θέ̣μα σὶν {σὺν} | τῷ̣ περικειμένῳ̣ τόπῳ καὶ | (on the sarcophagus:) βαθρικῷ Αὐρηλίας Πακωνίας Παυλίνης, | ἐν ᾗ κηδευθήσεται σὺν καὶ τῷ ἀνδρὶ Εὐτύ|χει· ἑτέρῳ δὲ οὐδενὶ ἐξξέσται {ἐξέσται} κηδευθή|ναι ἢ μεταθεῖναι ἢ πωλῆσαι· εἰ δὲ μή, ἀποτείσει || τοῖς τῆς ἐργασίας τῶν ἐριοπλύτων τοῖς μετεχοῦ|σιν τῶν ἐπιμε<με>λημένων ⚹ (δην.) τʹ διὰ τὸ δίδωσθαι αὐτ<οῖ>ς | ἐπὶ ὀνόματι τοῦ υ<ἱ>οῦ αὐτοῦ Τατιανοῦ στεφανωτι|κὸν μη(νὸς) εʹ <ι>αʹ {or: <κ>αʹ (Robert in BE)} ἐπὶ τῇ γενεθλίῳ αὐτοῦ.

Item added: February 16, 2013
Item modified: October 18, 2020
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