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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0204. Christian funerary inscription of Georgius

Description: block of marble (inscribed face w: 0.56 x h: 0.34), a re-used stair-tread of wedge-shaped section.
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: 0.05-0.08.

Date: Fifth-sixth century CE (context)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio III, Cemetery east of Church I. Found loose.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Loose in the precinct of the Antonine Temple (1951).


((crux)) B(onae) m(emoria)e Geor-
gi bixit in p(ace) an(no)s
pl(us) m(inu)s XX s(ub) d(ie)
XXII me(nsi)s Apr(ilis) ind(ictione) XI



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

( cross) To the good memory of George; he lived in peace for approximately 20 years (scil. and was laid to rest) on the 22nd April in indiction 11.

Bibliography: Bartoccini, Basiliche, no. 16; IRT, 1952, 204, whence IRT, 2009, 204, whence EDH 059180; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1946 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 46.VIII.24)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.VII.19)