Courtesy of the Hungarian National Museum

THREE MENORAHS DECORATE the fourth-century gravestone of Claudia Maximilla and a Jewish family from Panonia (in eastern Europe). One menorah appears in the triangular pediment at the top, one is located between the adult heads and the other below the child-sized head.

The Greek inscription between the figures and above the portrait section is translated: “Memoriam Anastazio and [proper name] and [proper name] and Falise. Our one God, one God, one God.”

The Latin inscription in the lower section reads: “In the hands of God, good memories of Claudia Maximilla who lived 25 years and Domitius Domnius who lived 37 years and died in Raetia, of her spouse. Aurelia Urbana and Ingeua, her well-deserving sister.”