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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0746. Fragment

Description: block (w: 0.24 x h: 0.46 x d: 0.41) of rather coarse grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded panel, (die, w: 0.70 x h: 0.31).
Letters: line 1 (lapidary capitals), 0.085; line 2-4 (irregular capitals), 0.04.

Date: First to second century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Beside an ancient cistern on a road near Lepcis. Seen by Kallenberg in 1732; probably removed to Tripoli in the 19th century by the British Consul, on the site of whose garden (now the Waddan Hotel) it was re-discovered
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle


[L(ucius)] Tettius Ẹu-
[tychus c. 6 - 7]ṃ ṣib[i] et
[c. 13]ṭice uxori
[cura L(uci) T]etti C̣ọmi lib(erti)


[......c. 6 - 7]..IB[.]ET

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[ Lucius ] Tettius Eutychus [had this made] for himself and for [---]tica his wife; [work overseen by Lucius] Tettius Comus, freedman.


L. Tettius Eutychus, L. Tettius Comus: Also in 314

Bibliography: CIL VIII, 1881, 23; IRT, 1952, 746, whence IRT, 2009, 746, whence EDH 059593; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 680 Leica)