WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0200. Christian funerary inscription

Description: Marble slab (w: 0.60 x h: 0.23).
Text: Inscribed within a frame of four horizontal lines.
Letters: 0.035-0.045.

Date: Fifth-sixth century CE (context)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio III. In situ at the head of a tomb in the cemetery to the east of Church 1.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot


Ἄ(λφα) ((Chi-Rho)) Ὠ(μέγα) Hik req(u)iebit bon(a)e mem(oriae) {s}
Domin(i)ka bixit in pake an(n)os
dece(m) pl(us) m(inu)s s(ub) d(ie) III me(nsi)s Maii i(n)d(ictione) XI ((Chi-Rho))



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Alpha and Omega on either side of a monogram cross) Here was laid to rest Dominica, of good memory; she lived in peace for approximately 10 years (scil. and was buried) on the 3rd May in the eleventh indiction (monogram cross)

Bibliography: Bartoccini, Basiliche, no. 14; IRT, 1952, 200, whence IRT, 2009, 200, whence EDH 059176; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1946 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 46.VI.26)