Shiloh - Northern Church (Late)

Inscription number: 
4
Selected bibliography: 
221, no. 4 (drs.) (ed. pr.)
Abbreviation for Journals and Series
Epigraphical corpora: 

SEG 62 (2012): 1685

Location: 

Incised on a fragment of a mortar rim with rectangular stamp found in the debris. Probably belonged to the occupation phase of the site prior to the erection of the church.

On a moveable object: 
bread stamp
Physical description : 

Fragment of a mortar rim with a rectangular stamp, 4.7 cm long, and 2.8 cm wide. It belongs to the well-known class of Syrian mortaria, which widely circulated in the East during the third and early fourth century.

Text: 

Ἑρμογ-

ένους.

Translation: 

Of Hermogenes.

Commentary: 

The impression is slightly disturbed at the end but it is possible to make out the curve of the sigma and the small, iota-like sign, which always appears in the stamp of Hermogenes’ workshop.

Summary: 

Stamp of Hermogenes on a mortar, found in the debris.

Contents
Personal names: 
Hermogenes