0.38 x h:
0.64 x d:
0.09) in the form of a shrine with columns, pediment and acroteria,
forming a border to the inscribed die (w:
0.27 x h:
A tongue projects downwards from the base.
Text: Inscribed on the die.
Date: First to fourth centuries CE (terminology)
Found re-used in late antiquity, in the so-called Villa del Nilo, beside the sea between the Port and the Amphitheatre
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.
Translation by: J. M. Reynolds
One who lived honourably and respected for his way of life, honoured ?with official honours, being of singulars skill and wholly informed in many tasks, Lucius, here the black earth of Libya conceals you. Sostratos (scil. set this up) for Lucius, his own nursling , who lived for twenty-one years; in memory.
Bibliography: Romanelli, 1925, fig. 77; Aurigemma, 1928, 259ff., fig. 9; SEG 9.805; IRT, 1952, 719, whence IRT, 2009, 719, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique 1953.257, 201, PHI 189523 EDH 059568; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.