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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0253. Fragmentary Greek inscription

Description: The right-hand side of a marble panel (w: 0.125 x h: 0.22 x d: 0.03)
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Lettering: 0.037.

Date: ?Third-fourth centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Tripoli: Oea: near the sea-shore at Sciara Sciatt, a suburb of Tripoli, about 2 km. E of the Castle. Found in 1939.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle


[---] Ζωΐλος
[τοῦ δεῖνος ζήσας ἔ]τη
[.. μῆνας .. ἡ]μ(έρας) ιε´



3-4: The restorations are by Robert

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] (line 2), Zoilos [--- lived?] 15 [years?] (or 15 months or days.)

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 253, whence PHI 189497, Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique 1953.257, p.202, whence PHI 189498, IRT, 2009, 253, EDH 059222; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.,


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR