§361 Gaianus


(0361) Text: Γαιανὸς καὶ Πορφύρι(ο)ς Ɔ ἀδελφὸς ἡμῶν φιλο- | τειμησάμενος ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων | ἐψηφολόγησε. Βρούτι(ο)ς ἠργάσετα[ι].

Translation: Gaianus, also called Porphyrius, centurion, our brother, has made the pavement at his own expense as an act of liberality. Brutius has carved out the work.

Commentary: Christian prayer hall mosaic commemorating a donor.

Provenience: Legio, Syria Palaestina 230 CE

Bibliography: Yotam Tepper and Leah Di Segni, A Christian Prayer Hall of the Third Century CE at Kefar ‘Othnay (Legio): Excavations at the Megiddo Prison 2005 (Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority, 2006), 34*.