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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0259. Fragmentary Christian funerary inscription

Description: Fragment of a tomb-slab of sandstone (w: 0.70 x h: 0.30, no edges surviving) with remains of stuccoed surface.
Text: Incised and red-painted lettering within a roughly incised rectangular border (die, approx. w: 0.60 x h: 0.22). A Chi-rho monogram fills the left margin, within the border.
Letters: Lettering: 0.07-0.08

Date: Fifth-seventh centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Tripoli: Oea: Findspot unrecorded
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


[B(onae)] m(emoriae) U[.]oilịm- [c. 2 - 3]
in pace bix[it]
ann[os ---]


[.]MU[·]OIL.M[c. 2 - 3]

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To the good] memory of V[---]oilim[---] ; lived in peace [---] years [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 259, whence IRT, 2009, 259, whence EDH 059230


None available (2021).