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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0257. Fragmentary funerary inscription

Description: Right-hand side of a block (w: 0.65 x h: 0.46 x d: 0.26) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a roughly incised tabella ansata.
Letters: Rough late capitals: 0.09-0.10; uncial E.

Date: Fifth-seventh centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Tripoli: Oea: The Spanish Fort; found during demolition.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle


[---] -cia Narsis
[---]-laris filia
[--- uixit plus] m(inus) aṇnos UIII
[---] mense(s) ṾỊ



3: VIII.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---]cia Narsis, daughter of [---]; she lived approximately 8 years, 6 months [? days---]

Bibliography: Romanelli, 1916, 328, fig. 16; Cagnat and Merlin, 1923, 6; IRT, 1952, 257, whence IRT, 2009, 257, whence EDH 059228; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 688 Leica)