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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0693. Funerary inscription for Domitia Rogata

Description: Grey limestone base, w: 0.62 x h: 0.86 x d: 0.62, with panels on all four sides
Text: Inscribed within the panel on one face, which is worn; lines 6-7 more lightly cut.
Letters: Line 1: 0.07-0.08; Line 2: 0.06-0.07; Line 3: 0.06; Line 4: 0.055-0.06; Line 5: 0.045-0.055; Line 6: 0.035; Line 7: 0.025-0.03.

Date: Mid-second century CE (lettering, nomenclature)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: unknown
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Removed in 1819 from Africa to the British Museum, and thence to Virginia Water, Surrey, together with 310a and one block of 342; presented by H.M. The Queen in 1961 to the Ure Museum, University of Reading, 2005.8.14


Domitiae Roga-
tae ( vac. 2) uixit
annis XXIII
M(arcus) Iulius
Phelyssam uxori
carissimae fecit



6: THIYSSAAE IRT, 1952; Philyssam Cormack, 1960; Several other readings have been recorded Kruschwitz, 2008

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Domitia Rogata; she lived for twenty-three years. Marcus Julius Cethegus had (scil. this) made for Thiyssae (reading uncertain), a very dear wife.

English translation

Translation source: Kruschwitz, 2008

To Domitia Rogata. She lived twenty-three years. Marcus Iulius Cethegus Phelyssam had this made for his most beloved wife.

Bibliography: Delaporte, 1836 18, Rawlins, 1866 , whence CIL VIII, 1881, 19, and p.2289; mentioned, Hodder, 1903 50, Chambers, 1955 50; IRT, 1952, 693, whence IRT, 2009, 693; rediscovered Cormack, 1960 , whence AE 1962.97, EDH 016597; republished Kruschwitz, 2008 , whence AE 2008.1616,


   Fig. 1. Face (Ure Museum)

   Fig. 2. View (Ure Museum)