Biography of Ethphani
Ethphani donated the first tauroctonic relief, located below the larger one funded by Zenobios
in the Mithraeum of Dura Europos
. He claims to be the son of Zabdē'ā. He professes to be a strategist (strategos), and commander of the archers who are in Dura.
One of the reliefs of the Dura Europos tauroctonies includes several characters with their respective names.
In good memory. Made by Ethpeni the strategist, son of Zabdē'ā, commander of the archers who are in Dura. In the month of Adar in the year 480.