WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0223. Fragmentary Christian funerary inscription

Description: Fragment of grey limestone (surviving inscribed surface, w: 0.16 x h: 0.57), part of a Tomb inscription.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.05-0.06.

Date: Fifth-sixth century CE (context)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio III, Cemetery east of Church I In situ.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- annos --- plu]s m[inus ---]
[--- et in] ((Christo)) req(uieuit) s(ub) d(ie) X k(a)l(endas) Ap(riles) ind(ictione) IIII



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---he/she lived] approximately [? years, ?months, ?days and] went to rest in Christ on the 22nd March in the fourth indiction.

Bibliography: Bartoccini, Basiliche, 20; IRT, 1952, 223, whence IRT, 2009, 223, whence EDH 059199; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.VIII.24)