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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0729. Funerary building inscription

Description: Lintel of grey limestone (w: 2.71 x h: 0.51 x d: 0.40) broken in two pieces.
Text: Inscribed within a moulded tabella ansata (die, w: 1.24 x h: 0.50, ivy leaf in each ansa).
Letters: Rustic capitals: line 1-3, 0.06-0.065; line 4, 0.045-0.05.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: West Necropolis, Gasr ed-Doueirat; Beside the mausoleum, on the left bank of the Wadi Lebdah, about 2 km. above Lepcis
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum, courtyard: over the doorway of the restored monument (2009)


C(aio) Mario Iouino et C(aio) Mario et
Mariae Uictorinae et Marso f(ilio) eius
C(aius) Marius Pudens Boccius Zurgem et Uelia
Longina Bibai parentes f[il]ịis et nepoti fecerunt



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Caius Marius Iovinus and Caius Marius and Maria Victorina and Marsus her son; Caius Marius Pudens Boccius Zurgem and Velia Longina Bibai, their parents had (scil. this) made for their children and grandson.

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1925a, 322 , whence AE 1925.106; Romanelli, 1925 165 ff., whence AE 1926.167; IRT, 1952, 729, whence IRT, 2009, 729, whence EDH 025549; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (BSR 49.I.25)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (BSR 49.I.24)

   Fig. 3. View of the restored monument: Kenrick, 2009

   Fig. 4. Doorway: Kenrick, 2009

   Fig. 5. Detail: Kenrick, 2009