CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Qatabanic » Marginal Qatabanic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodD
Date(middle of the second century AD)
Textual typologyConstruction text

GENERAL NOTES

The inscription can be dated more precisely for the mention of the qayls of Radmān Lḥyʿṯt Yrḫm and his father Whbʾl Yḥz (Robin and Bāfaqīh 1981).

TEXT


   1  Lḥyʿṯt Yrḫm bn Whbʾl Yḥz bn Mʿh—
   2  r w-ḏ-Ḫwln qyl Rdmn w-Ḫwln bqr w-s¹qs²b
   3  mʾtwn w-nqbn l-ms¹qy s¹r-hw Rmḍw |

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Lḥyʿṯt Yrḫm son of Whbʾl Yḥz he of Mʿh-
   2  r and ḏ-Ḫwln qyl of Rdmn and Ḫwln dug and built
   3  the water conducts and the channels for the irrigation of his valley Rmḍw.
Avanzini 2004 a: 520Avanzini, Alessandra 2004. Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions I-III. Qatabanic, Marginal Qatabanic, Awsanite Inscriptions. (Arabia Antica, 2). Pisa: Edizioni Plus-Università di Pisa.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
Measuresw. 190
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern sitewādī as-Sāqiya
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaQāniya
CountryYemen
Archaeological contextAgricultural irrigation context: Canal
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

ʿAbdallāh 1979 a: 61-62ʿAbdallāh, Yūsuf M. 1979. Mudawwana al-nuqūš al-yamaniyya al-qadīma. Dirāsāt Yamaniyya, 2: 47-75.
Robin and Bāfaqīh 1981Robin, Christian J. and Bāfaqīh, Muḥammad ʿA. 1981. Deux nouvelles inscriptions de Radmān datant du IIe siècle de l'ère chrétienne. Raydān, 4: 67- 87.