WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0698. Fragment

Description: Marble balustrade block (w: 0.99 x h: 0.36 x d: 0.30) with moulding above, much weathered.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second to third centuries CE capitals (drilled): 0.075.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, loose in Church II.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- o]rnator simul mortalitati [---]
[---] -ginae Felyssam uxori obsequentissim[ae ---]



1: The underlined letters at the end of line 1 and the beginning of line 2 were read by Bartoccini in 1931 but are no longer visible.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] adorner at the same time to ( or of) ?mankind [---] to [---]gina Felyssan his most obedient wife.


Line 2. Felyssam. For this name cf. Phelyssam in 615, line 3 and Aurigemma, 1940c, 40 .

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1931, 39; IRT, 1952, 698, whence IRT, 2009, 698, whence EDH 067679; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XVI.23)