WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0013. Votive offering by Fl. Boni[fatius?

Description: Part of a mosaic panel comprising the left-hand side of a tabella ansata (die,w: 0.41 x h: 0.41)
Text: Mosaic letters within the tabella.
Letters: 0.07-0.09.

Date: Fourth century; the floor antedates the church in its present form.

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio III, (insula 4) Church 3: in the centre of the mosaic floor between the altar and the bema of the Church .
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Sabratha Museum.


Fl(auius) Bonẹ[---]
exceptoṛ [cu-]
m suis DE [c. 4]
uotum s[oluit]



Fl(auius) Boni[fatius] exceptor [cu]m suis de[o] uotum s[oluit] Romanelli, 1940 ; BON[ . . . IRT, 1952
2: Exceptor [ . . ]; but the final letter is more easily read as N IRT, 1952

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Flavius Bon[ifatius?] shorthand writer, [with] his family, paid his vow

Bibliography: Romanelli, 1940b I:261; IRT, 1952 13, whence IRT, 2009 13, whence EDH 059012; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. In situ: Ward-Perkins,1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.IX.10)

   Fig. 2. In museum: Roueché, 2010 (DSCN1435)