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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0256a. Christian funerary inscription for Helladios

Description: The right-hand part of a marble panel. (surviving width w: 0.46 x h: 0.38 x d: 0.04, surface badly worn).
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Roughly incised lettering: 0.02-0.025.

Date: Fifth-seventh centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Tripoli: Oea: Tripoli. Seen and recorded in Tripoli in the early part of the nineteenth century. Rediscovered near the church of Santa Maria in Tripoli.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


Εὐμοιρίτο Ἑλλάδιοϲ ἔζηϲε ἔτι ν´
πλέον ἔλατ<τ>ον [μῆ]ν[εϲ γ´] ἡμέραϲ
δεκαπέντε ὁ Χριϲτὸς μετὰ τ(ο)ῦ πνεύ-
[ματόϲ] σ<ο>υ ἐτελεύτιϲεν μινὶ Π̣αυνὶ
5ἑβδόμι κατὰ τοὺϲ Ἄφρ<ο>υϲ



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

May he be well off. Helladios lived approximately 50 years, three months and fifteen days. Christ be with your spirit. He died on the seventh of the month of Payn among the Africans.

Bibliography: Copied by Don Pacifico and published by Amati, 1824 95, whence CIG, Vol.IV 9137; IRT, 1952, 256a, whence PHI 189500, IRT, 2009, 256a, whence EDH 059227; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.I.4)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 697 Leica)